Engendering Resistance: Agency and Power in Women's Prisons

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Author: Mary Bosworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135194021X

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This book explores how power is negotiated in women’s prisons. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in three penal establishments in England, it analyses how women manage the restrictions of imprisonment and the manner in which they attempt to resist institutional control. It is proposed that power is negotiated on a private, individual level, as women often resist the institution simply by trying to maintain an image of control over their own lives. However, their image of themselves as active, reasoning agents is undermined by institutional regimes which encourage traditional, passive, feminine behaviour at the same time as they deny the women their identities and responsibilities as mothers, wives, girlfriends and sisters. Femininity is, therefore, both the form and the goal of women’s imprisonment. Yet paradoxically, femininity also offers the possibility of resistance, because women manage to rebel by appropriating and changing aspects of it.

Doing Prison Work

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Author: Elaine M Crawley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113599174X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This book provides a much-needed sociological account of the social world of the English prison officer, making an original contribution to our understanding of the inner life of prisons in general and the working lives of prison officers in particular. As well as revealing how the job of the prison officer - and of the prison itself - is accomplished on a day-to-day basis, the book explores not only what prison officers do but also how they feel about their work. In focusing on how prison officers feel about their work this book makes a number of interesting revelations - about the essentially domestic nature of much of the work they do, about the degree of emotional labour invested in it and about the performance nature of many of the day-to-day interactions between officers and prisoners. Finally, the book follows the prison officer home after work, showing how the prison can spill over into their home lives and family relationships. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in different types of prisons (including interviews with prison officers' wives and children as well as prison officers themselves), this book will be essential reading for all those with an interest in how prisons and organisations more generally operate in practice.

The Effects of Imprisonment

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Author: Alison Liebling,Shadd Maruna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134012462

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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As the number of prisoners in the UK, USA and elsewhere continues to rise, so have concerns risen about the damaging short term and long term effects this has on prisoners. This book brings together a group of leading authorities in this field, both academics and practitioners, to address the complex issues this has raised, to assess the implications and results of research in this field, and to suggest ways of mitigating the often devastating personal and psychological consequences of imprisonment.

Feminist Perspectives on Criminal Law

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Author: Lois Bibbings,Donald Nicolson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135343713

Category: Law

Page: 312

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Prisons & Punishment

The Essentials

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Author: David Scott,Nick Flynn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473905206

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Covering all the key topics across the subject of Penology, this book gives you the tools you need to delve deeper and critically examine issues relating to prisons and punishment. The second edition: explores prisons and punishment within national, international and comparative contexts, and draws upon contemporary case studies throughout to illustrate key themes and issues includes new sections on actuarial justice, proportionality, sentencing principles, persistent offending, rehabilitation, and abolitionist approaches to punishment features a companion website directing you towards relevant journal articles and web links. The book also includes a useful study skills section which guides you through essay writing and offers hints and tips on how you can get the most out of your lectures and seminars. This is the perfect primer for all undergraduate students of Criminology taking modules on Prisons and Punishment or Penology.

Explaining U.S. Imprisonment

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Author: Mary Bosworth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412924863

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Explaining U.S. Imprisonment builds on and extends some of the contemporary issues of women in prison, minorities, and the historical path to modern prisons as well as the social influences on prison reform.

Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities

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Author: Mary Bosworth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076192731X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1400

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This two-volume set aims to provide a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework. The encyclopedia also contains biographies, articles describing important legal statutes, as well as detailed and authoritative descriptions of the major prisons in the United States.

Human Trafficking

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Author: Maggy Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135993912

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Human Trafficking provides a critical engagement with the key debates on human trade. It addresses the subject within the broader context of global crime and the internationalisation of crime control. The book takes a broadly discursive approach and draws on historical, comparative as well as the latest empirical material to illustrate and inform the discussion of the major trends in human trafficking. The book helps to develop fresh theoretical insights into globalisation, exclusion and governance, and identifies a new research agenda that will ensure the book is of interest to advanced level students as well as academic scholars.

Sociological Abstracts

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Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Race, gender, and punishment

from colonialism to the war on terror

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Author: Mary Bosworth,Jeanne Flavin

Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 232

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In this book, Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin bring together twelve original essays to examine not only the discrimination that is evident, but also the structural and cultural forces that have influenced and continue to perpetuate the current situation.

Changing Contours of Criminal Justice

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Author: Mary Bosworth,Carolyn Hoyle,Lucia Zedner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191092827

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Oxford Centre for Criminology, this edited collection of essays seeks to explore the changing contours of criminal justice over the past half century and to consider possible shifts over the next few decades. The question of how social science disciplines develop and change does not invite any easy answer, with the task made all the more difficult given the highly politicised nature of some subjects and the volatile, evolving status of its institutions and practices. A case in point is criminal justice: at once fairly parochial, much criminal justice scholarship is now global in its reach and subject areas that are now accepted as central to its study - victims, restorative justice, security, privatization, terrorism, citizenship and migration (to name just a few) - were topics unknown to the discipline half a century ago. Indeed, most criminologists would have once stoutly denied that they had anything to do with it. Likewise, some central topics of past criminological attention, like probation, have largely receded from academic attention and some central criminal justice institutions, like Borstal and corporal punishment, have, at least in Europe, been abolished. Although the rapidity and radical nature of this change make it quite impossible to predict what criminal justice will look like in fifty years' time, reflection on such developments may assist in understanding how it arrived at its current form and hint at what the future holds. The contributors to this volume have been invited to reflect on the impact Oxford criminology has had on the discipline, providing a unique and critical discussion about the current state of criminal justice around the world and the origins and future implications of contemporary practice. All are leading internationally-renowned criminologists whose work has defined and often re-defined our understanding of criminal justice policy and literature.

Cold Killing

Victor 6 - Thriller

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Author: Tom Wood

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641176069

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Victor ist Profikiller. Sein wahrer Name und seine Herkunft: unbekannt. Sein Perfektionismus: unerreicht. Für seine Auftraggeber beim britischen Geheimdienst ist Victor unersetzlich. Doch obwohl er bei der Arbeit keine moralischen Skrupel kennt, geht es Victor nicht immer um Geld. Manchmal geht es darum, das Böse zu eliminieren – Menschen wie Milan Rados. Der ehemalige Befehlshaber der serbischen Armee entkam dem Kriegsverbrechertribunal und errichtete in Belgrad ein kriminelles Imperium. Nun soll Victor auf seine Art für Recht sorgen ...

Empire

Die neue Weltordnung

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Author: Michael Hardt,Antonio Negri

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593372304

Category: Political Science

Page: 461

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Nach einem Vierteljahrhundert politischer Theoriemüdigkeit haben Hardt und Negri mit ihrer brillanten, provokanten und heiß diskutierten Analyse des postmodernen Kapitalismus im Zeitalter der Globalisierung das Denken wieder in Bewegung gebracht. Der Hoffnung auf die politische Gestaltbarkeit einer neuen, gerechteren Weltordnung haben sie damit ein anspruchsvolles theoretisches Fundament gegeben. "Eine grandiose Gesellschaftsanalyse, die unser Unbehagen bündelt und ihm eine Richtung gibt, für die in der Geschichte der Philosophie das Wort vom 'guten Leben' steht." Die Zeit "Das Jahrzehnt linker Melancholie ist vorüber." Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Die Architektur der Märkte

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Author: Neil Fligstein

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531159645

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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Die Architektur der Märkte fasst grundlegende Schriften Neil Fligsteins aus verschiedenen Arbeitsphasen zusammen, in denen er eine wirtschaftssoziologische Sicht auf kapitalistische Gesellschaften entwickelt hat. Fligstein hat mit der These von der sozialen Konstruktion oder Architektur von Märkten auf die Bedeutung des Staates und der modernen Unternehmen aufmerksam gemacht und die institutionelle Rahmung des Wirtschaftslebens in den Mittelpunkt gerückt. Der Band hat nach seinem Erscheinen für große Aufmerksamkeit gesorgt und gilt zu Recht als eine der wegweisenden Aufsatzsammlungen der neueren Wirtschaftssoziologie.

Das Prinzip Sicherheit

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Author: Wolfgang Sofsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Security (Psychology)

Page: 171

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Urban Governance

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Author: Arend Bewernitz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 363821544X

Category: Social Science

Page: 17

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Klassiker und Theorierichtungen, Note: 1,3, Technische Universität Berlin (Institut für Stadt- und Regionalplanung), Veranstaltung: Theorie der Stadt- und Regionalplanung, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Vor dem Hintergrund des aktuellen Zustands der deutschen Kommunen mit ihren massiven wirtschaftlichen und finanziellen Problemen gewinnen die Debatten zu Methoden, Möglichkeiten und Chancen der Verwaltungsreform viel an Bedeutung. Diese Arbeit möchte einen kleinen Teil dieser Diskussion im Bereich der (urban) governance nachvollziehen, also die Bedeutung des Begriffs genau definieren, die Entstehung der Governance-Debatte nachzeichnen und ihre Ausprägungen auf kommunaler Ebene darstellen – sowohl theoretisch anhand der Systematik von Jon Pierre der „models of urban governance“ wie auch praktisch am Beispiel der HafenCity in Hamburg. Etymologischer Ursprung und Definition Das englische Wort governance lässt sich auf lateinische Ursprünge zurückführen, gubernare heißt in seiner Grundbedeutung lenken / steuern und stammt aus der Seefahrt. Im Laufe der Zeit wurde gubernare auch abstrakter gefasst und taucht schließlich in Schriften über Recht und Staatsverfassung unter anderem von Caesar, Cicero und Seneca als regieren / lenken / leiten auf. Der terminus technicus rem publicam gubernare wurde im klassischen Latein als Bezeichnung von Personen in leitenden Staatsämtern verwendet, aber auch in lateinischen Sprichwörtern findet sich gubernare (z.B. bei Livius: gubernare e terra, aus sicherem Orte andere in Gefahr belehren wollen). Das französische Wort gouvernance, seit dem 13. Jahrhundert Bestandteil der Sprache, bezeichnete zunächst nur die Form des Regierens. Abgeleitet von dem Wort gouvernail (Steuerrad, in der Schifffahrt) lassen sich auch Verbindungen zum deutschen „steuern“ herstellen. Um Regierung(shandeln) zu beschreiben war allerdings der Begriff méthodes de gouvernment (Methoden des Regierens) gebräuchlicher. Im Zuge der soziologischen und politikwissenschaftlichen Diskussionen der 1970/80er Jahre wurde der Terminus governance, übersetzt mit dem französischen gouvernance, wieder eingeführt, dementsprechend wird der Begriff in der französischen Sprache analog zu der Bedeutung des englischen governance1 definiert, so z.B. bei Marcou u.a.: "La gouvernance gilt für die neuen interaktiven Formen der Steuerung, in denen private Akteure, verschiedene öffentliche Organisationen, Bürgergemeinschaften oder andere Arten von Akteuren an der Verarbeitung der Politik teilnehmen." (Marcou, Rangeon, Thiebault 1997, zitiert nach Ferry 2003: 77) [...]