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Title: Marked in Your Flesh
ISBN: 9780195315943
Format: BC

Authors: Glick, Leonard B.
Pub. Date: 20061130
Publisher: Oxford University Press
RRP: $44.95
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Glick offers a history of Jewish and Christian beliefs about circumcision from its ancient origins to the current controversy. Hw shows that Jewish American physicians are especially vocal and influential champions of the practice which, he notes, se...

Title: Marked
ISBN: 9780226644844
Format: BC

Authors: Devah Pager
Pub. Date: 20090415
Publisher: Wiley University
RRP: $26.95
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Nearly every job application asks it: have you ever been convicted of a crime? For the hundreds of thousands of young men leaving American prisons each year, their answer to that question may determine whether they can find work and begin rebuilding their lives.

            The product of an innovative field experiment, Marked gives us our first real glimpse into the tremendous difficulties facing ex-offenders in the job market. Devah Pager matched up pairs of young men, randomly assigned them criminal records, then sent them on hundreds of real job searches throughout the city of Milwaukee. Her applicants were attractive, articulate, and capable?yet ex-offenders received less than half the callbacks of the equally qualified applicants without criminal backgrounds. Young black men, meanwhile, paid a particularly high price: those with clean records fared no better in their job searches than white men just out of prison. Such shocking barriers to legitimate work, Pager contends, are an important reason that many ex-prisoners soon find themselves back in the realm of poverty, underground employment, and crime that led them to prison in the first place.

?Using scholarly research, field research in Milwaukee, and graphics, [Pager] shows that ex-offenders, white or black, stand a very poor chance of getting a legitimate job. . . . Both informative and convincing.??Library Journal

 

?Marked is that rare book: a penetrating text that rings with moral concern couched in vivid prose?and one of the most useful sociological studies in years.??Michael Eric Dyson


Title: Marked in Your Flesh
ISBN: 9780195176742
Format: BB

Authors: Glick, Leonard B.
Pub. Date: 20050601
Publisher: Oxford University Press
RRP: $149.95
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Glick offers a history of Jewish and Christian beliefs about circumcision from its ancient origins to the current controversy. Hw shows that Jewish American physicians are especially vocal and influential champions of the practice which, he notes, se...

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