Title Everyday Life in a Prison: Confinementt, Surveillance, Resistance
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2010
8125038337 / 9788125038337
Seller ID 101782
Based on intensive fieldwork in a central prison in Kolkata, this book succinctly addresses issues in the sociology of institutions and organisations. It demystifies the image of the prison as an presenting a close understanding of lives and practices within its four walls. The book finds answers to such questions as: Is the prison a negative space? Does meaningful life cease to exist in a prison? Are there aspects of life of which prisoners are unable to make sense? What does the construction of meaningful worlds mean for organisational practice and goals? How do everyday life, organisational practice and goals interact, and what are the implications of this interaction for the nature of the organisation and the quality of prison life? The author thus constructs the prison as a space where inmates make meaningful social worlds that emerge out of despair.Printed Pages: 354.
Everyday Life in a Prison: Confinementt, Surveillance, Resistance Mahuya Bandyopadhyay