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The Resource Female Imprisonment : An Ethnography of Everyday Life in Confinement, by Catarina Frois, (electronic resource)

Female Imprisonment : An Ethnography of Everyday Life in Confinement, by Catarina Frois, (electronic resource)

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Female Imprisonment : An Ethnography of Everyday Life in Confinement
Title
Female Imprisonment
Title remainder
An Ethnography of Everyday Life in Confinement
Statement of responsibility
by Catarina Frois
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a reflection on the nature of confinement, experienced by some people as everyday life. It explores the meanings, purposes, and consequences involved with spending every day inside prison. Female Imprisonment results from an ethnographic study carried out in a small prison facility located in the south of Portugal, and Frois uses the data to analyze how incarcerated women talk about their lives, crimes, and expectations. Crucially, this work examines how these women consider prison: rather than being primarily a place of confinement designed to inflict punishment, but as a place of transformation, self-reconstruction, and even somewhere they can gain an awareness of the significance of their gender as part of their identity. From interviews held in this institution, where inmates present their life histories marked by poverty, violence and abuse (whether as victims, as agents, or both), Frois observes that the traditional idea of “doing time”, in the sense of a strenuous, repressive, or restrictive experience, is paradoxically transformed into “having time” - an experience of expanded self-awareness, identity reconstruction, or even of deliverance. Ultimately, this engaging and compassionate study questions and defies customary accounts of the impact of prisons on those subjected to incarceration, and as such will be of great interest for scholars and students of penology and the criminal justice system.--
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Frois, Catarina
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks
  • Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
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  • Ethnology
  • Crime
  • Corrections
  • Punishment
Label
Female Imprisonment : An Ethnography of Everyday Life in Confinement, by Catarina Frois, (electronic resource)
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978-3-319-63685-6
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1 online resource (XI, 231 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319636856
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computer
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rdamedia
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Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-63685-6
Other physical details
6 illustrations
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access
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remote
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(OCoLC)1016156234
Label
Female Imprisonment : An Ethnography of Everyday Life in Confinement, by Catarina Frois, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63685-6
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-3-319-63685-6
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 231 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319636856
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-63685-6
Other physical details
6 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1016156234

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