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Interrupted LifeExperiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States$
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Rickie Solinger and Rebecca Sharitz

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252493

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252493.001.0001

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Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

(p.26) 2 Glossary of Terms
Interrupted Life

Tina Reynolds

University of California Press

This chapter presents a glossary of terms in opposition to the language that society has adopted to unidentify people who have been in conflict with the law. These examples of oppressive terminology show how language harms people, deepening their invisibility as human beings and undermining their eligibility for forgiveness and redemption. Derogatory, dehumanizing, and oppressive, this language is passed down to innocent family members, including children, further complicating the acceptance of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people into social circles and society. Some examples of these derogatory terms are reentry, inmate, convict, rehabilitation, ex-con or ex-convict, and offender.

Keywords:   language, glossary, terminology, incarcerated people, reentry, inmate, convict, rehabilitation, ex-convict, offender

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