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Challenging The Media's Distorted Images Of Incarceration

By SIU Press

"Essays in this volume illustrate how shows such as Orange Is the New Black and Oz impact the public's perception of crime rates, the criminal justice system, and imprisonment.

"Contributors look at prison wives on reality television series, portrayals of Death Row, breastfeeding while in prison, transgender prisoners, and black masculinity.

"They also examine the ways in which media messages ignore an individual's struggle against an all too frequently biased system and instead dehumanize the incarcerated as violent and overwhelmingly masculine."

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Posted on June 14, 2018
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History Club

A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
Chicago Blog Review

Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

Challenging The Media's Distorted Images Of Incarceration

By SIU Press
Essays in this volume illustrate how shows such as Orange Is the New Black and Oz impact the public's perception of crime rates, the criminal justice system, and imprisonment.

Posted on June 14, 2018

What Nazi Exhibitions Tell Us About How The Far Right Engages Audiences Today

By Michael Tymkiw/The Conversation
Welcome to Kekistan.

Posted on May 30, 2018

War Of Words: Why Journalists Need To Understand Grammar To Write Accurately About Violence

By Annabelle Lukin/The Conversation
The bad news for journalists is there is no neutral mode. If your words sound neutral, it's likely you've simply avoided laying responsibility for the killings, or have imputed responsibility only indirectly.

Posted on May 28, 2018

Chicago Zine Fest 2018 Is In The Books

Thank you, zinesters.

Posted on May 20, 2018

Mad's Clout May Have Faded, But Its Ethos Matters More Than Ever

By Michael J. Socolow/The Conversation
Mad preached subversion and unadulterated truth-telling when so-called objective journalism remained deferential to authority.

Posted on May 14, 2018

Five Problematic Sex Messages Perpetuated By Advice Manuals

By Meg-John Barker/The Conversation
The vast majority of mainstream sex advice is awful.

Posted on May 11, 2018

Translating The Counterculture: The Reception Of The Beats In Turkey

By SIU Press
Repurposed Ginsberg, Burroughs and Kerouac.

Posted on May 9, 2018

MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock.
TV - Larry Smith TV In Winthrop Harbor.
POLITICS - How You Can Help Border Families.
SPORTS - White Sox Not Who You Think They Are.

BOOKS - Demystifying The Big House.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - The Acoustic Cool Breeze Pot Head Test.


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