Susan Sered, Can't Catch a Break

Based on five years of fieldwork in Boston, Can't Catch a Break documents the day-to-day lives of forty women as they struggle to survive sexual abuse, violent communities, ineffective social and therapeutic programs, discriminatory local and federal policies, criminalization, incarceration, and a broad cultural consensus that views suffering as a consequence of personal flaws and bad choices.

Combining hard-hitting policy analysis with an intimate account of how marginalized women navigate an unforgiving world, Susan Sered and Maureen Norton-Hawk shine new light on the deep and complex connections between suffering and social inequality.

Susan Sered teaches sociology at Suffolk University.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9780520282797
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: University of California Press - September 12th, 2014