Redistributing the Poor: Jails, Hospitals, and the Crisis of Law and Fiscal Austerity - Lara-Millán, Armando
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In Redistributing the Poor, ethnographer and historical sociologist Armando Lara-Millán takes us into the day-to-day operations of running the largest hospital and jail system in the world. He shows how journalists, academics, and policy makers have drastically misunderstood the rise mental illness in jails as well as the decline of public hospitals in America. Lara-Millán offers a new way to think about how the government makes unsolvable social problems disappear on paper and perpetuates an endless cycle of social suffering.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
In Redistributing the Poor, ethnographer and historical sociologist Armando Lara-Millán takes us into the day-to-day operations of running the largest hospital and jail system in the world. He shows how journalists, academics, and policy makers have drastically misunderstood the rise mental illness in jails as well as the decline of public hospitals in America. Lara-Millán offers a new way to think about how the government makes unsolvable social problems disappear on paper and perpetuates an endless cycle of social suffering.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 254
  • Erscheinungstermin: 9. April 2021
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9780197507896
  • ISBN-10: 0197507891
  • Artikelnr.: 60552339
Autorenporträt
Armando Lara-Millán is Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of California, Berkeley. He is an ethnographer and historical sociologist. He studies how powerful organizations generate truths and rationalize problems, shaping the life fortunes of large numbers of people. He has undertaken studies in a wide range of contexts, including law, medicine, criminal justice, economic pricing, and urban poverty governance. His work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Criminology, and in the volume The Many Hands of the State. He is also the recipient of awards from the National Science Foundation, Law and Society Association, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, the Ford Foundation, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the American Sociological Association.