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Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology

Male, Failed, Jailed

Masculinities and ‘Revolving Door’ Imprisonment in the UK

Authors: Maguire, David

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  • Comes from an author who has two decades of practice-based knowledge from working with ‘hard to reach men’ and similar experiences and life history 
  • Explores how critical spaces from childhood and youth through to adulthood interconnect in the making of gender and in trapping men in marginalised and prison masculinities
  • Draws on a recent, qualitative study 
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The profile of prisoners across many Western countries is strikingly similar – 95% male, predominantly undereducated and underemployed, from the most deprived neighbourhoods. This book reflects on how similarly positioned men configure masculinities against global economic shifts that have seen the decimation of traditional, manual-heavy industry and with it the disruption of long-established relations of labour. Drawing on life history interviews and classical ethnography, the book charts a group of men’s experiences pre, during and post prison. Tracking the development of masculinities from childhood to adulthood, across impoverished streets, ‘failing’ schools and inadequate state ‘care’, the book questions whether this proved better preparation for serving prison time than working in their local, service-dominated, labour markets. It integrates theories of crime, geography, economics and masculinity to take into account structural and global economic shifts as well as individual long-term perspectives in order to provide a broad examination on pathways to prison and post prison.

About the authors

David Maguire is Director for the Prison Reform Trust’s Building Futures Programme, a five-year programme for those that have served 10 or more years in prison. As a researcher at Oxford University and University College London, UK, he has extensive experience leading on prison-based projects, collecting data on the vulnerabilities facing those in prison and widely disseminating these findings to impact change.

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“In his classic study Learning to Labour, Paul Willis showed us how the pressures of masculinity duped working class English boys into self-entrapment in lives of manual labour. Forty years later in post-industrial north of England, Maguire finds that the same demands of masculinity are now preparing working class males not for the factory floor, but for prison. Maguire’s ground-breaking new study of the reproduction of a criminal caste has the potential to be as transformative as Willis’s writing was 45 years ago.“

—Shadd Maruna, Professor of Criminology, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

“Maguire’s book is a triumph on so many levels. The culmination of a long personal journey, it offers anyone concerned about prisons, social justice and men’s lives a rich and provocative new resource. Academic books are often the result of impressive scholarship and searching intelligence. This is all of that, but I also defy anyone not to be moved by Maguire’s account of young men looping in and out of jail. Hurting inside and out, they have rarely been so well drawn or their predicaments so acutely analysed.”

 —Rod Earle, Senior Lecturer in Youth Justice, The Open University, UK.

“Complicating new arguments that young men no longer ‘learn to labour’, but instead ‘learn to serve’, this book charts the ways that places and spaces come to bear on constructions and performances of masculinity and result in young men ‘learning to serve’ at her Majesty’s pleasure. Sensitive and sophisticated, the sociological insights developed by David Maguire are in keeping with the traditions of the famous Teesside studies, upon which this book excellently builds.”

— Steven Roberts, Associate Professor of Sociology, Monash University, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Male, Failed, Jailed
Book Subtitle
Masculinities and ‘Revolving Door’ Imprisonment in the UK
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61059-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61059-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-61058-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 243
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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