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Author Carrabine, Eamonn.

Title Power, discourse and resistance : a genealogy of the Strangeways prison riot / Eamonn Carrabine
Published Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2004]


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Description ix, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Advances in criminology
Advances in criminology.
Summary "April 1990 was a month of unprecedented prison unrest in England and Wales. The catalyst of this tumultuous moment in British penal history was the 25-day occupation of Strangeways; this book provides a detailed sociological explanation of why one of the largest prisons in Europe erupted in violent protest. In doing so it establishes that there are no simple answers to the question of why prisoners rebel, and draws a detailed picture of how institutional power, penal discourse, and prisoner resistance combine to produce an uneasy social order. The book locates the complexities of prison life in central problems in social theory, and makes a major contribution to sociologically informed criminology."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-208) and indexes
Subject Strangeways (Prison)
Prison riots -- England -- Manchester.
Prison discipline -- England -- Manchester.
Imprisonment -- Sociological aspects.
Imprisonment -- Psychological aspects.
LC no. 2004054433
ISBN 0754621723 alkaline paper