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Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
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Carceral Communities in Latin America

Troubling Prison Worlds in the 21st Century

Editors: Darke, S., Garces, C., Duno-Gottberg, L., Antillano, A. (Eds.)

  • Captures the variety of aspects involved in the informal governance of prisons 
  • Includes chapters from senior academics and a range of early career scholars who are opening up new paths of inquiry
  • Extends and questions approaches used in the global north
  • Speaks to those interested in Criminology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Geography, Legal Studies, and Sociology
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This book gathers the very best academic research to date on prison regimes in Latin America and the Caribbean. Grounded in solid ethnographic work, each chapter explores the informal dynamics of prisons in diverse territories and countries of the region –  Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic – while theorizing how day-to-day life for the incarcerated has been forged in tandem between prison facilities and the outside world. The editors and contributors to this volume ask: how have fastest-rising incarceration rates in the world affected civilians’ lives in different national contexts?  How do groups of prisoners form broader and more integrated ‘carceral communities’ across day-to-day relations of exchange and reciprocity with guards, lawyers, family, associates, and assorted neighbors? What differences exist between carceral communities from one national context to another? Last but not least, how do carceral communities, contrary to popular opinion, necessarily become a productive force for the good and welfare of incarcerated subjects, in addition to being a potential source of troubling violence and insecurity?  This edited collection represents the most rigorous scholarship to date on the prison regimes of Latin America and the Caribbean, exploring the methodological value of ethnographic reflexivity inside prisons and theorizing how daily life for the incarcerated challenges preconceptions of prisoner subjectivity, so-called prison gangs, and bio-political order.

Sacha Darke is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at University of Westminster, UK, Visiting Lecturer in Law at University of São Paulo, Brazil, and Affiliate of King’s Brazil Institute, King’s College London, UK.

Chris Garces is Research Professor of Anthropology at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, and Visiting Lecturer in Law at Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar, Ecuador.

Luis Duno-Gottberg is Professor at Rice University, USA. He specializes in Caribbean culture, with emphasis on race and ethnicity, politics, violence, and visual culture.

Andrés Antillano is Professor in Criminology at Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuala.

About the authors

Sacha Darke is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at University of Westminster, UK, Visiting Lecturer in Law at University of São Paulo, Brazil, and Affiliate of King’s Brazil Institute, King’s College London, UK.

Chris Garces is Research Professor of Anthropology at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, and Visiting Lecturer in Law at Universidad Andina Simón Bolivar, Ecuador.

Luis Duno-Gottberg is Professor at Rice University, USA. He specializes in Caribbean culture, with emphasis on race and ethnicity, politics, violence, and visual culture.

Andrés Antillano is Professor in Criminology at Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuala.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carceral Communities in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Troubling Prison Worlds in the 21st Century
Editors
  • Sacha Darke
  • Chris Garces
  • Luis Duno-Gottberg
  • Andrés Antillano
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
978-3-030-61499-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61499-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-61498-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 397
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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