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The Resource Prison worlds : an ethnography of the carceral condition, Didier Fassin ; translated by Rachel Gomme

Prison worlds : an ethnography of the carceral condition, Didier Fassin ; translated by Rachel Gomme

Label
Prison worlds : an ethnography of the carceral condition
Title
Prison worlds
Title remainder
an ethnography of the carceral condition
Statement of responsibility
Didier Fassin ; translated by Rachel Gomme
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The prison is a recent invention, hardly more than two centuries old, yet it has become the universal system of punishment. How can we understand the place that the correctional system occupies in contemporary societies? What are the experiences of those who are incarcerated as well as those who work there? To answer these questions, Didier Fassin conducted a four-year-long study in a French short-stay prison, following inmates from their trial to their release. He shows how the widespread use of imprisonment has reinforced social and racial inequalities and how advances in civil rights clash with the rationales and practices used to maintain security and order. He also analyzes the concerns and compromises of the correctional staff, the hardships and resistance of the inmates, and the ways in which life on the inside intersects with life on the outside. In the end, the carceral condition appears to be irreducible to other forms of penalty both because of the chain of privations it entails and because of the experience of meaninglessness it comprises. Examined through ethnographic lenses, prison worlds are thus both a reflection of society and its mirror. At a time when many countries have begun to realize the impasse of mass incarceration and question the consequences of the punitive turn, this book will provide empirical and theoretical tools to reflect on the meaning of punishment in contemporary societies"--
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Provided by publisher
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EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fassin, Didier
Dewey number
365
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisons
  • Prisons
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Prisons
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Prisons
Label
Prison worlds : an ethnography of the carceral condition, Didier Fassin ; translated by Rachel Gomme
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in French as: L'Ombre du monde. Une anthropologie de la condition carcérale. Paris : Éditions du Seuil, ©2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the English Edition: A World of Prisons -- Prologue: Where It All Begins -- Introduction: The Expanding Prison -- For Whom the Cell Fills -- A Well-Kept Public Secret -- Ye Who Enter Here -- Life in Prison: A User's Manual -- In the Nature of Things -- A Profession in Search of Honor -- Violent, All Too Violent -- Rights, Interrupted -- Land of Order and Security -- The Never-Ending Punishment -- An Unfinished Business -- Conclusion: The Meaning of Prison -- Epilogue: Ethnography Regained
Control code
ocn962450278
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
English edition
Extent
1 online resource (397 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781509507580
Isbn Type
(electronic resource)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962450278
Label
Prison worlds : an ethnography of the carceral condition, Didier Fassin ; translated by Rachel Gomme
Publication
Note
First published in French as: L'Ombre du monde. Une anthropologie de la condition carcérale. Paris : Éditions du Seuil, ©2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the English Edition: A World of Prisons -- Prologue: Where It All Begins -- Introduction: The Expanding Prison -- For Whom the Cell Fills -- A Well-Kept Public Secret -- Ye Who Enter Here -- Life in Prison: A User's Manual -- In the Nature of Things -- A Profession in Search of Honor -- Violent, All Too Violent -- Rights, Interrupted -- Land of Order and Security -- The Never-Ending Punishment -- An Unfinished Business -- Conclusion: The Meaning of Prison -- Epilogue: Ethnography Regained
Control code
ocn962450278
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
English edition
Extent
1 online resource (397 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781509507580
Isbn Type
(electronic resource)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962450278

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