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The Prisoner Society

Power, Adaptation and Social Life in an English Prison

The Prisoner Society by Ben Crewe
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While the use of imprisonment continues to rise in developed nations, we have little sociological knowledge of the prison's inner world. Based on extensive fieldwork in a medium-security prison in the UK, HMP Wellingborough, The Prisoner Society: Power, Adaptation and Social Life in an English Prison provides an in-depth analysis of the prison's social anatomy. It explains how power is exercised by the institution, individualizing the prisoner community anddemanding particular forms of compliance and engagement. Drawing on prisoners' life stories, it shows how different prisoners experience and respond to the new range of penal practices and frustrations. It then explains how the prisoner society - its norms, hierarchy and social relationships - is shaped bothby these conditions of confinement and by the different backgrounds, values and identities that prisoners bring into the prison environment.
OUP Oxford; January 2012
528 pages; ISBN 9780191629747
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Title: The Prisoner Society
Author: Ben Crewe
 
ISBNs
9780191629747
9780199577965
9780199653546