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"The Parent I Never Had": The Contemporary Construction of Alternatives to Incarceration

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dc.contributor.author Sloop, John M., 1963-
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-14T16:01:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-14T16:01:18Z
dc.date.copyright 1992
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.citation Sloop, John M. "'The Parent I Never Had': The Contemporary Construction of Alternatives to Incarceration." Communication Studies 43.1 (1992): 1-13. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/3182
dc.identifier.uri http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1051-0974&volume=43&issue=1&spage=1
dc.description.abstract This essay is developed along two lines. First, I investigate contemporary arguments and public discussions from which the concept of "alternative punishments" is being constructed and speculate about the influence of these constructions on how prisoners, laws, and morality are viewed publicly. I suggest that the current construction of alternatives to incarceration encourage all members of our culture to accept and encourage dominant definitions of "proper" behavior. Second, I use the essay as a representation of the utility of recent moves to incorporate poststructuralist themes into communication studies, most notably those emerging from the recent discussion of a "critical rhetoric." en
dc.description.sponsorship This is an electronic version of an article published in Communication Studies 43.1 (1992): 1-13. Communication Studies is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Central States Communication Association (U.S.) en
dc.subject.lcsh Alternatives to imprisonment en
dc.subject.lcsh Criminals -- Rehabilitation en
dc.subject.lcsh Recidivism en
dc.subject.lcsh Poststructuralism en
dc.title "The Parent I Never Had": The Contemporary Construction of Alternatives to Incarceration en
dc.type Article en
dc.type Text en
dc.description.college College of Arts & Science
dc.description.department Department of Communications Studies


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