The Price of Freedom in Orange Is the New Black

June 22, 2016 nyupressblog 1

—Jill A. McCorkel
Season three of Orange is the New Black introduced us to a new character, one that you won’t find on listed among the show’s cast or analyzed in any detail on the many blogs devoted to the series. The character in question is Management & Correction Corporation (MCC), the private corporation that receives a contract from the feds to take over day-to-day operations of Litchfield prison.

Putting the Lead in Structural Violence

January 26, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Peter C. Little As anthropologist and disaster studies expert Gregory Button, author of Disaster Culture, recently put it, the unfolding disaster in Flint, Michigan is more than a case of urban lead contamination. Rather, it




Book giveaway: Open Veins of Latin America

May 29, 2014 nyupressblog 1

Since its publication in 1971, Open Veins of Latin America has been translated into more than a dozen languages and has sold more than a million copies. Written by Uruguayan journalist Eduardo Galeano, the book chronicles five




Reducing children at risk

October 23, 2013 nyupressblog 0

—Robert Cherry Today, more than half of the new mothers under 30 years old are unwed, and even enhancing the government support they receive may not substantially alter the risk their children face. A recent




Have things gotten worse for working women?

September 26, 2013 nyupressblog 0

—Rachel Dempsey [This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post on September 18, 2013.] Earlier this week, I was in a meeting with a professor when the issue of women’s advancement in the professional world




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