In analysing these representations, the book shows that Texan history plays an important role in the production of Texan self-identity, and that to understand the Texan commitment to harsh punishment we must be prepared to focus on Texan myths and memories.
Hannah Thurston is Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Brighton, UK. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Kent in 2014. She researches museological representations of both punishment and policing.
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Social Issues, Services & Welfare
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
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5 Tables, black and white; 15 Illustrations, color; 5 Illustrations, black and white; IX, 249 p. 20 illus., 15 illus. in color.