Author Mann, Natalie
Title Doing Harder Time? : The Experiences of an Ageing Male Prison Population in England and Wales
Imprint Farnham : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
©2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (152 pages)
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Note Cover -- Contents -- List of Figures and Tables -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Child Sex Offenders -- 3 Ageing and the Prison Regime -- 4 Coping Strategies and Sources of Support -- 5 Power, Order and the Maintenance of a Masculine Identity -- 6 Discussions and Conclusions -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index
In his seminal text Society of Captives, Gresham Sykes discusses the general pains of imprisonment to which all prisoners are subjected: the deprivation of liberty, the deprivation of heterosexual relationships, and the deprivation of autonomy. Sykes recognised that different prisoners experience these pains differently, and as a result, are affected to a greater or lesser degree by their time inside. In this groundbreaking book, Natalie Mann investigates the idea that apart from the general pains of imprisonment discussed by Sykes, certain characteristics which certain prisoners hold makes them more likely to suffer from what she terms term 'added pains', i.e. the extra difficulties, deprivations and frustrations which exist within certain subsections of the prison population. The ageing prison population is a key example of a group who experience added pains of imprisonment. Their weaker appearance, their old-fashioned views and their less able bodies are all factors which result in them experiencing extra problems within prison. It is these added pains and the ageing men's experiences of them, which this book addresses. Framed within the theoretical perspective of structuration theory, but also drawing on aspects of Goffman's interactionism and Bourdieu's concept of habitus, this book offers a unique interpretation of research carried out with ageing prisoners and their prison officers and shows the reality of prison for those who are reaching the end of their life course
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Link Print version: Mann, Natalie Doing Harder Time? : The Experiences of an Ageing Male Prison Population in England and Wales Farnham : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9781409428046
Subject Older prisoners -- England.;Older prisoners -- Wales
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