• Published 2012

From the Prison − House of Soledad : The Forging of Black Nationalism and Masculinity in Solitary Confinement 1 Self

@inproceedings{Dybska2012FromTP,
  title={From the Prison − House of Soledad : The Forging of Black Nationalism and Masculinity in Solitary Confinement 1 Self},
  author={Aneta Dybska},
  year={2012}
}
Self−writing can be seen a form of empowerment and a way of controlling one’s self image. Yet, as Michel Foucault pointed out, producing the self in writing is a way of subjecting it to social control: “turning . . . real lives into writing . . . functions as a procedure of objectification and subjugation” (Discipline and Punish 187). This dual mechanism is particularly pronounced in autobiographical prison writings. On the one hand, by writing convicts expose themselves to examination and… CONTINUE READING

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