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Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
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New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities

Editors: Maycock, Matthew, Hunt, Kate (Eds.)

  • Examines what it means to ‘be a man’ in prisons paying particular attention to the supposed ‘ultramasculine’, or ‘hypermasculine’ nature of the prison environment
  • Addresses specific issues such as fathering and issues of intersectionality such as sexuality and ethnicity
  • Advances research from leading contributors drawn from Scotland, Australia, the UK, and the USA
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About this book

This edited collection utilises recent advances in theories on masculinities to explore and analyse the ways in which prisons shape performances of gender, both within prison settings and following release from prison. The authors assess here how the highly gendered world of the prison (where the population is overwhelmingly male in most countries) impacts upon the performance of masculinities. Including original pieces from England, Australia, Scotland and the USA, as well as contributions which take a broader methodological and conceptual approach to masculinity, this engaging and original collection holds international appeal and relevance. Cumulatively, the chapters illustrate the importance of considering a nuanced understanding of masculinity within prison research, and as such, will be of particular interest for scholars of penology, gender studies, and the criminal justice system.

About the authors

Matthew Maycock is a Learning and Development Researcher at the Scottish Prison Service.  He was previously Investigator Scientist at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Kate Hunt is Associate Director at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU), and also Professor of Gender and Health, University of Glasgow, Scotland. She leads a programme of research funded by the UK Medical Research Council and Scotland’s Chief Scientist Office on ‘Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and Organisations’.

Reviews

“This is a thought-provoking, empirically rich book that makes an important contribution towards describing and bringing attention to the impacts and dilemmas of incarcerated men and the enactment of prisoners’ masculinities. … many of the contributors make interesting use of diverse literatures, disciplines and theories, ensuring the book is an important resource for scholars and those interested in the lives and well being of prisoners.” (Paul L Simpson, Current Issues in Criminal Justice , Vol. 30 (01), July, 2018)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities

    Pages 1-16

    Maycock, Matthew

  • Work, Intimacy and Prisoner Masculinities

    Pages 17-41

    Morey, Martha (et al.)

  • Being Inside: Masculine Imaginaries, Prison Interiors

    Pages 43-64

    Earle, Rod

  • “They’re All Up in the Gym and All That, Tops Off, Fake Tan.” Embodied Masculinities, Bodywork and Resistance Within Two British Prisons

    Pages 65-89

    Maycock, Matthew

  • “Don’t Mess with Me!” Enacting Masculinities Under a Compulsory Prison Regime

    Pages 91-121

    Viggiani, Nick

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities
Editors
  • Matthew Maycock
  • Kate Hunt
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65654-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65654-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65653-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09745-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 343
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