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Institutions of Confinement as Sites of Passage

The Mètis of Foreign Nationals Caught in the Wars on Terror, Drugs and Immigration

Carolina S. Boe

’ ( Foucault 1979 ) of exiles who routinely ‘traverse sites of confinement’ ( Jefferson 2010: 387 ). These sites have been created or re-enforced during the combined wars against drugs, immigration and terror, in France and the USA. Though there are differences

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The Urban and the Carceral

Steffen Jensen

–detainee relationships (Jefferson and Martin, Schneider). Each of these choices are valid and together they form a comprehensive empirical foundation for understanding confinement beyond the carceral institutions. On a final methodological note, the volume also

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Confinement Beyond Site: Connecting Urban and Prison Ethnographies

Julienne Weegels, Andrew M. Jefferson, and Tomas Max Martin

This collection originated at a round table meeting on confinement and security organized by the Global Prisons Research Network (GPRN) and the SECURCIT research group in November 2017. SECURCIT is an anthropological research group engaged with

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Inside Out

Embodying Prison Boundaries

Manuela Ivone Cunha

shifts in empirical realities. Up to what point can this apparent tightened juncture reshape prison life and experiences of confinement – and the way prisoners and researchers make sense of these experiences? I intend to contribute to this debate by

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France in the Times of COVID-19

The Public Humanities as a Vaccine for Coexistence

Araceli Hernández-Laroche

France during Covid-19, enabling self-preservation, coping with isolation, understanding an upended world, creating a sense of connection and belonging, and cultivating empathy for others. For instance, in dealing with the existential angst of confinement

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Flânerie in the Time of Covid-19

French Journalistic References to Bookstore Strolling and Fashion Walking

Marylaura Papalas

As a result of Covid-19-related restrictions—masks, confinement, quarantine, and curfew to name a few—instated by governments all over the world in the early spring of 2020, scholars and practitioners of flânerie are rethinking this storied

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Freedom in the Face of Nicaragua's Hybrid Carceral System

Julienne Weegels

. Building on Anke Allspach (2010) and Dominique Moran's (2014) understanding of the re-articulation of confinement in ‘transcarceral spaces’ – through the extension of the prison space beyond its physical environment by way of remaining prison

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Ensuring Failure?

The Impact of Class on Girls in Swedish Secure Care

Maria A. Vogel

, such as locked units, solitary confinement, body searches, control of incoming and outgoing phone calls and mail, and requiring urine and blood samples. As well as being the last resort of the child welfare system, Swedish secure care institutions

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Degrees of Permeability

Confinement, Power and Resistance in Freetown's Central Prison

Luisa T. Schneider

Sites of confinement – sites of academic interest Questions regarding the logics of punishment and confinement have long inspired academic work because they serve as microcosms for a society's composition and disposition. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Close insecurity

Shifting conceptions of security in prison confinement

Catarina Frois

The study of security within a prison environment implies the observation of a complex phenomenon: on the one hand, inmates are defined as agents of insecurity, insofar as they are the authors of criminal acts, which to the outside world represent everything that is perceived as a threat – in terms of the law, order and general well‐being. On the other hand, the prison is often characterised as a space riddled with fear, uncertainty and insecurity, manifest in the everyday life of prisons. In this article, based on a two‐year fieldwork in three Portuguese male prisons, I explore the meaning attributed to security from inmates’ perspectives and discourses. This analysis, which includes inmates with different ages, origins, types of crime and sentence length, as well as specificities inherent to the chosen field sites, allows us to expand and deepen our understanding of the significance of security within a population that is often excluded from this discussion, albeit invariably related with it.