New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities

Maycock, M. W. and Hunt, K. (2018) New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities. Series: Palgrave studies in prisons and penology. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783319656533

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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.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hunt, Professor Kathryn and Maycock, Dr Matthew
Authors: Maycock, M. W., and Hunt, K.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Published Online:22 February 2018
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