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Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
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Violence in Pursuit of Health

Living with HIV in the American Prison System

Authors: Kuester, Landon

  • Draws on a rich, ethnographic study with powerful narratives
  • Examines the social structure in prison including the 'prison game' power struggle between inmates and staff for access to resources
  • Draws on interviews with male and female inmates, in a range of levels of security, as well as prison officers, prison administrators, health care providers and community workers
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About this book

This book offers a unique examination of how violence is situationally induced and reproduced for those inmates living with HIV in a US State prison system. Imprisonment is the only space where Americans have a constitutional right to healthcare but findings from this research suggest that accessing this care and associated welfare benefits requires some degree of violence. This book documents how HIV-positive inmates went about achieving agency through harm to their bodies and social standing to improve their health and wellbeing, in prison and upon re-entry to the community. It focusses on ethnographic research which was carried out in seven penal facilities in New England and comprises of accounts from inmates, prison staff, healthcare providers, ex-offenders, and community social workers. This book speaks to academics interested in prisons, violence, health, and ethnographic research, and to policy makers.

About the authors

Landon Kuester is Research Associate at the National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, at King’s College London, UK.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Violence in Pursuit of Health

    Pages 1-20

    Kuester, Landon

  • A Study on Prison Violence and HIV

    Pages 21-33

    Kuester, Landon

  • Why Would An Inmate Swallow Razor Blades?

    Pages 35-58

    Kuester, Landon

  • Benefits of Degradation

    Pages 59-86

    Kuester, Landon

  • The Staff Who Play Prison Games

    Pages 87-115

    Kuester, Landon

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eBook 85,59 €
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  • Due: January 14, 2021
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Violence in Pursuit of Health
Book Subtitle
Living with HIV in the American Prison System
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)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61350-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61350-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-61349-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 197
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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