- Title Pages
OneIntroduction: The Causes and Consequences of the Prison Boom
TwoHave You Seen My Backyard? Rural Ecology, Disrepute, and Prison Placement
Three“It’s Like the City, Only Quieter”: Making the Rural Ghetto
FourFinding Beauty in the Hideous: Prison Placement as Reputation Management
FiveHow Not in My Backyard Became Please in My Backyard: Toward a Model of Prison Placement
SixThe Prison in My Backyard: Reconsidering Impact
SevenThe Tarnished Jewel of the Delta: Continuity and Change in Caste, Class, and Disrepute
EightBringing Down the Big House: The Political Economy of Prison Proliferation
Methodological Appendix AThe Multiple Imagined Positionalities of the Black Scholar in the Deep South
Methodological Appendix BResearch Design
- Works Cited
- Big House on the Prairie
John M. Eason
- University of Chicago Press
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