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Newly Published: Scripting Detention

New on our bookshelf today:

Scripting Detention: A Project in Theater and Autoethnography with Incarcerated Teens
Nandita Dinesh 

Documenting a theater project for incarcerated youth in a New Mexico juvenile detention facility, this book presents the script of a play about prison life, and interweaves the author’s creative, self-reflective text (autoethnography). The collaborative experience of writing and staging such a play enacted by prisoners frames a discussion of larger social and political themes in the criminal justice system, and of the complexities of getting juveniles to engage with variously positioned mentors.