Doing Time

An Introduction to the Sociology of Imprisonment

Authors: Matthews, Roger

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About this book

The new edition of Doing Time brings this widely recognized book up-to-date and provides an accessible and informed discussion of current debates around prisons and penal policy. Drawing on a range of international material the book provides a critical sociological analysis of developments in imprisonment.

About the authors

Roger Matthews is Professor of Criminology at London South Bank University, UK. He is Head of the Crime Reduction and Community Safety Research Group. He is sole author of Armed Robbery and Prostitution, Politics and Policy. He has also produced joint authored texts on community safety and edited a number of books on criminological theory, imprisonment and crime control.

Reviews

'Here is the greatly awaited second edition of Doing Time keeping pace with this rapidly changing field. Unafraid of controversy, theoretically sophisticated and international in its scope this is the only book which covers the field, introduces students to the current debates and takes the argument forwards. It is a must for students and researchers alike' - Jock Young, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice, John Jay College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA and author of The Criminological Imagination

'Doing Time is a theoretically sophisticated and challenging analysis of the key issues that define the contemporary prison. Students of penal studies need to pay serious attention to the core arguments of this book' - Professor Eugene McLaughlin, City University, UK

'Far more than a descriptive introduction to prisons, Doing Time presents a challenging, theoretically sophisticated discussion of the role of crime and punishment in society in the tradition of Foucault, Garland and Rusche and Kircheimer. Readers of all levels will find much to chew on here' - Professor Shadd Maruna, Queen's University Belfast, UK

'Doing Time will make an excellent co-text for upper level criminology and penology courses' - Linda Deutschmann, Teaching Sociology

'...the book is characterised by an intellectual honesty and a refusal to accept familiar or comfortable positions...the idea of 'doing time' is refreshed by this original approach'- Rob Canton, Probation Journal


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Emergence of the Modern Prison

    Matthews, Roger

    Pages 1-24

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  • Space, Time and Labour

    Matthews, Roger

    Pages 25-48

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  • Order, Control and Adaptation in Prison

    Matthews, Roger

    Pages 49-75

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  • The Political Economy of Imprisonment

    Matthews, Roger

    Pages 76-99

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  • The Politics and Culture of Imprisonment

    Matthews, Roger

    Pages 100-122

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eBook 24,99 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Softcover 31,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-23552-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Doing Time
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to the Sociology of Imprisonment
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27706-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230277069
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23551-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-23552-6
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XI, 297
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