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Prison Breaks


Prison Breaks

Toward a Sociology of Escape
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology

von: Tomas Max Martin, Gilles Chantraine

142,79 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 12.02.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319643588
Sprache: englisch

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This edited collection analyses the prison through the most fundamental challenge it faces: escapes. The chapters comprise original research from established prison scholars who develop the contours of a sociology of prison escapes. Drawing on firm empirical evidence from places like India, Tunisia, Canada, the UK, France, Uganda, Italy, Sierra Leone, and Mexico, the authors show how escapes not only break the prison, but are also fundamental to the existence of such institutions: how they are imagined, designed, organized, justified, reproduced and transformed. The chapters are organised in four interconnected themes: resistance and everyday life; politics and transition; imaginaries and popular culture; and law and bureaucracy, which reflect how escapes are productive, local, historical, and equivocal social practices, and integral to the mysterious intransigence of the prison. The result is a critical and theoretically informed understanding of prison escapes – which has so far been absent in prison scholarship – and which will hold broad appeal to academics and students of prisons and penology, as well as practitioners.  
INTRODUCTION: Towards a Sociology of Prison Escape; Gilles Chantraine and Tomas Max Martin.- PART ONE: Resistance and Everyday Life.- CHAPTER 1. Prison Escapes, Everyday Life and the State; Mahuya Bandyopadhyay.- Chapter 2. There is No Escape; Andrew M Jefferson.- Chapter 3. Resistant Adaptation to Prison; Simone Santorso.- PART TWO: POLITICS AND TRANSITION.- Chapter 4. Mocking the State: Heroism, Humanity and Humiliation in the Context of Naxal Jailbreaks in India; Atreyee Sen.- Chapter 5. Prison Escape and its Political Imaginary in Times of Political Crisis; Yasmine Bouagga.- Chapter 6. Maroon Prison Religion; Chris Garces.- PART THREE: LAW AND BUREAUCRACY.- Chapter 7. “Escaping from Hell is a Right!”; Gregory Salle.- Chapter 8. Escapees or Young Runaways?; Nicolas Sallée.- Chapter 9. The Tricky Escape from Kizoti Court; Tomas Max Martin.- PART FOUR: ESCAPE IMAGINARIES AND POPULAR CULTURE.- Chapter 10. Representations of Prison Escapes in Films; Jamie Bennett.- Chapter 11. Prison, Jailbreaks and Escapees in Two Popular Tv Series; Gwenola Ricordeau.- Chapter 12. ‘Everybody Likes Escape Stories’; Matthew Ferguson, Devon Madill, Justin Piché and Kevin Walby.
Tomas Max Martin is a Researcher at DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture. Gilles Chantraine is a sociologist and Permanent Researcher at CLERSE – CNRS, France. 
This edited collection analyses the prison through the most fundamental challenge it faces: escapes. The chapters comprise original research from established prison scholars who develop the contours of a sociology of prison escapes. Drawing on firm empirical evidence from places like India, Tunisia, Canada, the UK, France, Uganda, Italy, Sierra Leone, and Mexico, the authors show how escapes not only break the prison, but are also fundamental to the existence of such institutions: how they are imagined, designed, organized, justified, reproduced and transformed. The chapters are organised in four interconnected themes: resistance and everyday life; politics and transition; imaginaries and popular culture; and law and bureaucracy, which reflect how escapes are productive, local, historical, and equivocal social practices, and integral to the mysterious intransigence of the prison. The result is a critical and theoretically informed understanding of prison escapes – which has so far been absent in prison scholarship – and which will hold broad appeal to academics and students of prisons and penology, as well as practitioners.  
Brings a refreshingly international and interdisciplinary approach to the under-studied area of prison escapes Investigates escapes from a theoretically informed and empirically grounded perspective Includes truly global case studies from India, Tunisia, Canada, the UK, France, Uganda, Italy, Sierra Leone, and Mexico
Brings a refreshingly international and interdisciplinary approach to the under-studied area of prison escapes Investigates escapes from a theoretically informed and empirically grounded perspective Includes truly global case studies from India, Tunisia, Canada, the UK, France, Uganda, Italy, Sierra Leone, and Mexico
“This stimulating and original collection of essays offers a new 'frame' for thinking about the prison and its meaning. The authors critically analyse the prison from the standpoint of its most major breach: prison escapes. Escapes challenge the very notion of State sovereignty. They shock and destabilise, showing penal bureaucracies to be inherently precarious. By dwelling on this theme, this book re-establishes the primacy of the idea of human dignity and freedom, even or especially in prison. This is refreshing, stimulating and important.” (Professor Alison Liebling, University of Cambridge, UK) “Prison Breaks fills a significant gap in punishment literature and sociological analysis: treating escapes as more than isolated incidents to be narrated and counted in correctional discourse. Instead, in the hands of the ethnographers, sociologists, and criminologists contributing to this collection, prison escapes become an important tool for analyzing prisons as institutions of social control and reflections of both broader social structures and broader social experiences. By incorporating lived experiences from across the globe, from Africa to Asia to Europe to Central America, this book also provides an important entrée into comparative prison studies.” (Keramet Reiter, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine, USA) “This smart and alert volume uses prison escapes in reality, fiction, and popular cultures in a dozen countries as an inverted analyzer of the carceral institution. This deep dent into the 'mysterious intransigence of the prison' will intrigue and stimulate readers, not just in criminology and penology, but across the social sciences and humanities.” (Professor Loïc Wacquant, author of Prisons of Poverty and Punishing the Poor: The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity, University of California, Berkeley, USA)“Prison Breaks is an impressive and thought provoking achievement. It brings together a formidable collection of scholars examining both the ‘real’ and ‘imaginary’ dynamics of prison escape. By shedding fresh light on manifestations of coercion and transformation, it is destined to become a classic in the field. Both critical and generous, the book will encourage all of its readers to rethink basic assumptions about the relations between prison, society and culture.” (Professor Eamonn Carrabine, University of Essex, UK)

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