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Published: 30 August 2018

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780198749240

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This publication is part of the Policing Publishing Program

Winner of the British Society of Criminology 2019 Book Prize

Embodying Punishment

Emotions, Identities, and Lived Experiences in Women's Prisons

Anastasia Chamberlen

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

  • A unique theoretical and empirical examination into women's embodied experience of imprisonment in England.
  • Responds to an invitation made in the field of prisons research calling for a more affective sociology of imprisonment.
  • Offers insights from psychology, philosophy, history, medical sociology and gender studies, which add to the criminological scholarship around its themes
  • Provides a first-hand engagement with notoriously difficult theorists, whose work is relevant but relatively under-researched in this area
  • Discusses difficult themes, theories and lived experiences in an approachable and empathetic manner, thus allowing wider engagement with its content
  • Seriously engages with and challenges the legitimacy of women's imprisonment in an original way, by bringing attention to its longstanding effects
  • Discusses often unobserved aspects of lived experiences in prison, which provide new insights to prison sociology and criminology

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