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The Resource Correctional, Ravi Shankar

Correctional, Ravi Shankar

Label
Correctional
Title
Correctional
Statement of responsibility
Ravi Shankar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first time Ravi Shankar was arrested, he spoke out against racist policing on National Public Radio and successfully sued the city of New York. The second time, he was incarcerated when his promotion to full professor was finalized. During his ninety-day pretrial confinement at the Hartford Correctional Center -- a level 4, high-security urban jail in Connecticut -- he met men who shared harrowing and heart-felt stories. The experience taught him about the persistence of structural racism, the limitations of mass media, and the pervasive traumas of twenty-first-century daily life. Shankar's bold and complex self-portrait -- and portrait of America -- challenges us to rethink our complicity in the criminal justice system and mental health policies that perpetuate inequity and harm. Correctional dives into the inner workings of his mind and heart, framing his unexpected encounters with law and order through the lenses of race, class, privilege, and his bicultural upbringing as the first and only son of South Indian immigrants. Vignettes from his early life set the scene for his spectacular fall and subsequent struggle to come to terms with his own demons. Many of them, it turns out, are also our own." --
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shankar, Ravi
Dewey number
818/.603
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H3547
LC item number
Z46 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shankar, Ravi
  • Ex-convicts
  • East Indian Americans
  • Poets, American
  • College teachers
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
Label
Correctional, Ravi Shankar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1245956182
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
[248] pages
Isbn
9780299335304
Lccn
2021009788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1245956182
Label
Correctional, Ravi Shankar
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1245956182
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
[248] pages
Isbn
9780299335304
Lccn
2021009788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1245956182

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