Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology

Power and Resistance in Prison

Doing Time, Doing Freedom

Authors: Ugelvik, T.

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This book explores how prisoners turn themselves into active opponents of the prison regime, and thus reclaim their freedom and manhood. Using extensive ethnographic fieldwork from Norway's largest prison, Ugelvik provides a compelling analysis of the relationship between power, practices of resistance and prisoner subjectivity.

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Thomas Ugelvik is an Associate Professor at UiT The Arctic University of Oslo, Norway

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'Thomas Ugelvik gives us an unusually intimate portrait of the inner world of the prison and, especially, of the nuanced relations of power that shape prisoners' experience. Power and Resistance in Prison is a fine ethnography and a great addition to our understanding of how life in prison actually unfolds.' - Lorna Rhodes, University of Washington, USA

'Power and Resistance in Prison is a powerful, engaging and theoretically important book exploring in depth what happens when power and freedom meet in a culturally diverse Norwegian prison. It is challenging, honest, and replete with human stories.'

- Professor Alison Liebling, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge, UK.

'Power and Resistance in Prison marks an important potentiality for criminological scholarship to take seriously the role of spatial relationships in its research and I hope that scholars will take lead from this intervention. In summary, scholars investigating the lived experiences of prison space, those concerned with society and governance and those hoping to master the difficult art of good ethnography will all find sections particularly useful in this wide-ranging yet thorough and genuinely readable book.' - Jen Turner, British Journal of Criminology


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Power and Resistance in Prison
Book Subtitle
Doing Time, Doing Freedom
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30786-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137307866
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30785-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45570-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 277
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