viii, 269 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Families, stories, and the weight of an invisible occupational culture -- Does prison make you racist? Intimate contact with strangers and expanding worldview -- Don't take your work home with you -- The value of humor: self-awareness, stress, and boredom -- Transforming outsiders into insiders -- Humor and inmate-staff relationships -- Upholding and undermining social institutions: gay jokes and Christmas in prison -- Playing the fool: resistance through humor -- Class, scapegoats, smoke, and mirrors.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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