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Author Chamberlen, Anastasia,
Title Embodying punishment : emotions, identities, and lived experiences in women's prisons / Anastasia Chamberlen.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition First edition.

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Author Chamberlen, Anastasia,
Series Clarendon studies in criminology
Clarendon studies in criminology.
Subject Women prisoners -- Great Britain.
Imprisonment -- Great Britain.
Prisoners -- Great Britain -- Life skills guides.
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource.
Edition First edition.
Access Available to OhioLINK libraries.
Contents Introduction; A Body-Aware Study of Imprisonment; The Current Landscape of Prisons in Crisis; The 'Who' Question: The Profiles of Imprisoned Women; The Book's Premise and Structure -- 1. Locating the Historical and Contemporary Context of Women's Imprisonment: The Foundations for a Body-Aware, Feminist Criminology: The Historical Context of Women's Punishment; The Punishment-Body Relation: Contemporary, Feminist Research on Women's Imprisonment; Conclusion -- 2. Materializing and Feeling Punishment: Women's Bodily Awareness and Embodied Perceptions in Prison: Women's Broader Biographies: Entering Prison in a 'Bad State'; Feeling and Sensing the Impact of Punishment; Conclusion -- 3. Changing Bodies and Ambivalent Subjectivities During and After Prison: The Changing Morphology of the Body and Shifts in Body Image; Medical Care and the Pathological Body: Attitudes to Changes in Health and Well-Being; Ambivalence about the Self and the Changing Body; Conclusion -- 4. Presenting the Prisoner: Appearance, Performances, and Gendered Identities: Theorizing Embodied and Gendered Subjectivity; Gender, Appearance, and Dress in Custody; Conclusion -- 5. Coping with Imprisonment: Strategies of Survival In and Out of Prison: Theorizing Pain, Emotions, and Coping; Prison Food as Comfort, Pleasure, and Bodily Distraction; Drug Use: Escaping Prison through the Body; Survival through Body Care; After Prison: Coping with Stigma; Conclusion -- 6. Self-Harming and Prison Pain: A Case Study into the Embodied Experience of Self-Injury: Theorizing and Contextualizing Self-Injury in Prison; Harming the Self: Embodied Pain in Prisons; Embodying the Sociology of Imprisonment; Conclusion -- Conclusion; Responding to Calls for an Embodied Study of Imprisonment; Why Embody Punishment? Some Reflections on the Purpose of an Embodied Perspective -- Appendix 1 -- The Research Process: Methods and Methodology: Research Design; Justification of Methods: Case Study Approach and Qualitative Research; Data Analysis and Interpretation; Methodology; Limitations and Future Directions -- Appendix 2 -- Biographical Summaries of the Interview Participants; Bibliography; Index
Summary A unique theoretical and empirical examination of women's embodied experience of imprisonment in England. The author examines how women's experience of prison can be understood through a sociological focus on the interaction between body and emotion.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 28, 2018).
ISBN 9780191066153 (electronic bk.)
019106615X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1049974757
Additional Format Original 0198749244 9780198749240 (OCoLC)1030900451

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