Social Death and Its Afterlives
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||University of Minnesota Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $25.00|
| Book Description: |
In this profoundly important and original book, Lisa Guenther examines the death-in-life experience of solitary confinement in America from the early nineteenth century to today's supermax prisons. Documenting how solitary confinement undermines prisoners' sense of identity and their ability to understand the world, Guenther demonstrates the real effects of forcibly isolating a person for weeks, months, or years.