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Prison worlds : an ethnography of the carceral condition

Author: Didier Fassin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : English editionView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fassin, Didier.
Prison worlds.
Cambridge, UK : Polity, 2017
(DLC) 2016031519
(OCoLC)951506187
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Didier Fassin
ISBN: 9781509507580 1509507582
OCLC Number: 962450278
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: First published in French as: L'Ombre du monde. Une anthropologie de la condition carcérale. Paris : Éditions du Seuil, ©2015.
Description: 1 online resource (397 pages)
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.
Other Titles: Ombre du monde.
Responsibility: Didier Fassin ; translated by Rachel Gomme.

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