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Oñati Socio-legal Series 8 (2) - Critical Prison Studies, Carceral Ethnography, and Human Rights: From Lived Experience to Global Action

6 Jun 2018 10:14 | Anonymous

Dear readers,

Oñati Socio-legal Series has just published the second issue of the year:

Critical Prison Studies, Carceral Ethnography, and Human Rights: From Lived Experience to Global Action.

The monograph has been edited by Sarah Turnbull (Birkbeck, University of London, UK), Joane Martel (Université Laval, Québec City, Canada), Debra Parkes (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) and Dawn Moore (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada), and it includes contributions by Laura Piacentini & Elena Katz, Luigi Gariglio, Gillian Balfour & Joane Martel, Keramet Reiter, and Bree Carlton & Emma K. Russell.

According to the editors, "the papers explore some of the challenges and possibilities of critical prison research, ranging from issues arising in university research ethics reviews to the limitations of penal reform efforts to end the practice of solitary confinement. Each essay is embedded in a different penal context: Australia, Italy, Russia, Canada, and the United States; and each contributes to broader discussions of critical prison research, utilizing new and old methods and sources, including the ‘netnography’ of prisoner websites and the archives of anti-carceral feminist campaigners. Collectively, the essays bring new insights and methods into scholarly and activist conversations aimed at understanding and responding to the harms of incarceration".

I hope that you enjoy reading (and sharing) these papers!

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