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Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology

The Prison Boundary

Between Society and Carceral Space

Authors: Turner, Jennifer

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About this book

This book explores the idea of the prison boundary, identifying where it is located, which processes and performances help construct and animate it, and who takes part in them. Although the relationship between prison and non-prison has garnered academic interest from various disciplines in the last decade, the cultural performance of the boundary has been largely ignored. This book adds to the field by exploring the complexity of the material and symbolic connections that exist between society and carceral space. 
Drawing on a range of cultural examples including governmental legislation, penal tourism, prisoner work programmes and art by offenders, Jennifer Turner attends to the everyday, practised manifestations and negotiations of the prison boundary. The book reveals how prisoners actively engage with life outside of prison and how members of the public may cross the boundary to the inside. In doing so, it shows the prison boundary to be a complex patchwork of processes, people and parts. The book will be of great interest to scholars and upper-level students of criminology, carceral geography and cultural studies.

About the authors

Jennifer Turner is a Research Associate in the School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton and an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham. She has been widely published in various journals including Social and Cultural Geography, Area, Space and Polity, and Punishment and Society.          

Reviews

         
”This book, drawing on multidisciplinary theoretical literature and exciting, historically sensitive case studies, opens a new page in the cultural-political geographic studies of prisons and of their changing meanings in societies. The author problematises the relational and nuanced spaces of imprisonment and borders from a variety of viewpoints that are related to diverging symbolic and material registers. The result is a richly illustrated book that shows how the issue of inside and outside and the related dividing lines are far more complex than we tend to think. This original text will appeal to readers in the developing field of carceral geography and in other social and cultural science fields.” (Professor Anssi Paasi, University of Oulu)

The Prison Boundary is an engaging, challenging and thought-provoking book which interrogates the notion of a binary distinction between what is “inside” and what is “outside” the prison. Jennifer Turner engages thoughtfully with geographical and criminological literatures first to conceptualise the boundary itself, and then to explore ways in which it is transgressed.  This book undoubtedly advances scholarship in the vibrant field of carceral geography.” (Dominique Moran, University of Birmingham)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Turner, Jennifer

    Pages 1-25

  • Conceptualising ‘Inside’ and ‘Outside’

    Turner, Jennifer

    Pages 27-61

  • Legislating a Prison Boundary in England and Wales

    Turner, Jennifer

    Pages 63-93

  • Tourism on the Prison Boundary

    Turner, Jennifer

    Pages 95-137

  • Working Towards a Boundary Crossing

    Turner, Jennifer

    Pages 139-182

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53242-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53241-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Prison Boundary
Book Subtitle
Between Society and Carceral Space
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53242-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53242-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53241-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 248
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
Topics