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The Arts of Imprisonment

Author: Leonidas K. Cheliotis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351894401

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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The arts - spanning the visual, design, performing, media, musical, and literary genres - constitute an alternative lens through which to understand state-sanctioned punishment and its place in public consciousness. Perhaps this is especially so in the case of imprisonment: its nature, its functions, and the ways in which these register in public perceptions and desires, have historically and to some extent inherently been intertwined with the arts. But the products of this intertwinement have by no means been constant or uniform. Indeed, just as exploring imprisonment and its public meanings through the lens of the arts may reveal hitherto obscured instances of social control within or outside prisons, so too it may uncover a rich and possibly inspirational archive of resistance to them. This edited collection sheds light both on state use of the arts for the purposes of controlling prisoners and the broader public, and the use made of the arts by prisoners and portions of the broader public as tools of resistance to penal states. The book also includes a number of chapters that address arts-in-prisons programmes, making distinctive contributions to the literature on their philosophy, formation, operation, effectiveness, and research evaluation, as well as taking care to explore the politics surrounding and underpinning these multiple themes.
The Arts of Imprisonment
Language: en
Pages: 338
Authors: Leonidas K. Cheliotis
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-05 - Publisher: Routledge

The arts - spanning the visual, design, performing, media, musical, and literary genres - constitute an alternative lens through which to understand state-sanctioned punishment and its place in public consciousness. Perhaps this is especially so in the case of imprisonment: its nature, its functions, and the ways in which these
Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Ashley E. Lucas
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-03 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Obscured behind concrete and razor wire, the lives of the incarcerated remain hidden from public view. Inside the walls, imprisoned people all over the world stage theatrical productions that enable them to assert their humanity and capabilities. Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incarceration offers a uniquely international account
Emerging Issues in Prison Health
Language: en
Pages: 259
Authors: Bernice S. Elger, Catherine Ritter, Heino Stöver
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-05 - Publisher: Springer

This volume recognizes and addresses the health care issues of prisoners, to establish best practices and to learn about approaches to these challenges from around the world. It presents new evidence on several emerging and classical prison health issues. The first goal of this volume is to address emerging issues
Prisoners on Prison Films
Language: en
Pages: 134
Authors: Jamie Bennett, Victoria Knight
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-16 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book explores how an audience of men serving sentences in an English prison responded to viewing five contemporary British prison films. It examines how media representations of prison vary in style and content, how film can influence public attitudes, and how this affects people in prison. The book explains
Prison Breaks
Language: en
Pages: 351
Authors: Tomas Max Martin, Gilles Chantraine
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-12 - Publisher: Springer

This edited collection analyses the prison through the most fundamental challenge it faces: escapes. The chapters comprise original research from established prison scholars who develop the contours of a sociology of prison escapes. Drawing on firm empirical evidence from places like India, Tunisia, Canada, the UK, France, Uganda, Italy, Sierra