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Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
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The Older Prisoner

Authors: Humblet, Diete

  • Gives attention to an under-researched area of prisons scholarship
  • Offers comparative insights from ethnographic research conducted in both an integrated and segregated prison setting
  • Examines both male and female older prisoners
  • Explores topics like the humiliations that older prisoners face and the space and the built environment that they're in
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About this book

This book critically explores the world of older prisoners to provide a more nuanced understanding of imprisonment at old age. Through an ethnographical study of male and female older prisoners in two Belgian prison settings, one in which older prisoners are integrated and one in which they are segregated, it informs debates and seeks to recognise ageist discourse, attitudes, practices in prison. The Older Prisoner seeks to situate the older prisoner from both a penological and gerontological perspective, organised around the following broad themes: the construction of the older prisoner, the physical prison world, the social prison world, surviving prison and giving meaning. The book allows readers to navigate between contrasting perspectives and voices rather than reinforcing traditional narratives and prevailing discourses on the older prisoner. In doing so, it hopes to open up a broader dialogue on ageing and punishment. It also offers insights into the concept of meaning in life as an analytical tool to study prisoners.

About the authors

Diete Humblet is Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. She is affiliated with the Centre of Expertise on Older Adult Care at University College Odisee and her main interest and research field covers the phenomenon of spending later life in prison. 

Buy this book

eBook 85,59 €
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: January 5, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-60120-1
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Older Prisoner
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-60120-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-60120-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-60119-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 288
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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