9780814718810-0814718817-Romantic Outlaws, Beloved Prisons: The Unconscious Meanings of Crime and Punishment

Romantic Outlaws, Beloved Prisons: The Unconscious Meanings of Crime and Punishment

ISBN-13: 9780814718810
ISBN-10: 0814718817
Author: Duncan, Martha Grace
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780814718810
ISBN-10: 0814718817
Author: Duncan, Martha Grace
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages

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Acknowledged authors Duncan, Martha Grace wrote Romantic Outlaws, Beloved Prisons: The Unconscious Meanings of Crime and Punishment comprising 280 pages back in 1999. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0814718817 and 9780814718810. Since then Romantic Outlaws, Beloved Prisons: The Unconscious Meanings of Crime and Punishment textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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An ex-convict struggles with his addictive yearning for prison. A law-abiding citizen broods over his pleasure in violent, illegal acts. A prison warden loses his job because he is so successful in rehabilitating criminals. These are but a few of the intriguing stories Martha Grace Duncan examines in her bold, interdisciplinary book Romantic Outlaws, Beloved Prisons.
Duncan writes: "This is a book about paradoxes and mingled yarns - about the bright sides of dark events, the silver linings of sable clouds." She portrays upright citizens who harbor a strange liking for criminal deeds, and criminals who conceive of prison in positive terms: as a nurturing mother, an academy, a matrix of spiritual rebirth, or a refuge from life's trivia. In developing her unique vision, Duncan draws on literature, history, psychoanalysis, and law. Her work reveals a nonutopian world in which criminals and non-criminals—while injuring each other in obvious ways—nonetheless live together in a symbiotic as well as an adversarial relationship, needing each other, serving each other, enriching each other's lives in profound and surprising fashion.

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