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Giving Back, Not Giving Up: Generativity Among Older Female Inmates

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Title: Giving Back, Not Giving Up
Subtitle: Generativity Among Older Female Inmates
Subject Classification: Society and Culture, Equality Diversity Inclusion, Law and Legal Ethics, Gender and Sexuality
BIC Classification: JF, JFFK, JKVP
BISAC Classification: SOC030000, SOC004000, SOC032000
Binding: Hardback, pp.(to be confirmed)
Planned Publication date: February 2023
ISBN (printed book): 978-1-80441-042-4
ISBN (web pdf): 978-1-80441-043-1

Price: £69.99

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Generativity, defined as (the penchant for) giving back, is regarded as a universal life stage first occurring some time in middle age.  Generativity among older female prison inmates has received little attention.  Through in-depth interviews with female prisoners, the inclination toward and practice of generativity among older female inmates emerges.  The findings suggest that older women experience incarceration in unique ways, with generativity at the centre of daily life.  Participants reported engaging in generative behaviours in prison and expressed desires to continue to be generative upon their release.  The book is a first that stresses the resilience of aging female inmates.


Author: Before her untimely death in 2021, Dr. Benedict was assistant professor and coordinator of the criminal justice program at Maryville College, Tennessee, USA. The book has a foreword by her research colleagues Dr Beth Easterling, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA, and Dr Lois Presser, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA


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