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Doing harder time? : the experiences of an ageing male prison population in England and Wales

Author: Natalie Rebecca Mann
Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate Pub., [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his seminal text Society of Captives, Gresham Sykes discusses the general pains of imprisonment to which all prisoners are subjected: the deprivation of liberty, the deprivation of heterosexual relationships, and the deprivation of autonomy. Sykes recognised that different prisoners experience these pains differently, and as a result, are affected to a greater or lesser degree by their time inside. In this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mann, Natalie Rebecca.
Doing harder time?.
Farnham ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate Pub., [2012]
(DLC) 2011047349
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Rebecca Mann
ISBN: 9781409428053 1409428052
OCLC Number: 1017950188
Description: 1 online resource (141 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
The child sex offenders --
Ageing and the prison regime --
Coping strategies and sources of support --
Power, order and the maintenance of a masculine identity --
Discussions and conclusions.
Responsibility: Natalie Mann.

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Framed within the theoretical perspective of structuration theory, but also drawing on aspects of Goffman's interactionism and Bourdieu's concept of habitus.  Read more...

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