Carceral Spaces: Mobility and Agency in Imprisonment and Migrant Detention

Carceral Spaces: Mobility and Agency in Imprisonment and Migrant Detention

by Nick Gill, Dominique Moran

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This book draws together the work of a new community of scholars with a growing interest in carceral geography: the geographical study of practices of imprisonment and detention. It combines work by geographers on 'mainstream' penal establishments where people are incarcerated by the prevailing legal system, with geographers' recent work on migrant detention centres, where irregular migrants and 'refused' asylum seekers are detained, ostensibly pending decisions on admittance or repatriation. Working in these contexts, the book's contributors investigate the geographical location and spatialities of institutions, the nature of spaces of incarceration and detention and experiences inside them, governmentality and prisoner agency, cultural geographies of penal spaces, and mobility in the carceral context. In dialogue with emergent and topical agendas in geography around mobility, space and agency, and in relation to international policy challenges such as the (dis)functionality of imprisonment and the search for alternatives to detention, this book presents a timely addition to emergent interdisciplinary scholarship that will prompt dialogue among those working in geography, criminology and prison sociology.

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ISBN-13: 9781317169741
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/15/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 262
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Dominique Moran, University of Birmingham, UK, Nick Gill, University of Exeter, UK and Deirdre Conlon, Saint Peter's College, USA.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Dominique Moran, Deirdre Conlon and Nick Gill; Part I Mobility: On mobilities and migrations, Alison Mountz; Mobility versus liberty? The punitive uses of movement within and outside carceral environments, Nick Gill; Mobility and power in detention: the management of internal movement and governmental mobility in Romania, Bénédicte Michalon; ‘You don’t even know where you are’: chaotic geographies of US migrant detention and deportation, Nancy Hiemstra; Up the river (from home): where does the prisoner ‘count’ on census day?, Matthew L. Mitchelson; Landscapes of toxic exclusion: inmate labour and electronics recycling in the United States, Kelsey Nowakowski; Liminal transcarceral space: prisoner transportation for women in the Russian Federation, Dominique Moran, Laura Piacentini and Judith Pallot. Part II Space and Agency: On carceral space and agency, Yvonne Jewkes; Hungering for freedom: asylum seekers’ hunger strikes - rethinking resistance as counter-conduct, Deirdre Conlon; Getting out and getting in: legal geographies of US immigration detention, Lauren L. Martin; Penal space and privacy in French and Russian prisons, Olivier Milhaud and Dominique Moran; Resisting ‘bare life’: prisoners’ agency in the new prison culture era in Colombia, Julie de Dardel; Poetic testimonies of incarceration: towards a vision of prison as manifold space, Mason McWatters; The politics of carceral spectacle: televising prison life, Jennifer Turner; Dialogues across carceral space: migration, mobility, space and agency, Nick Gill, Deirdre Conlon and Dominique Moran; Index.

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