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Papua New Guineas Last Place: Experiences of Constraint in a Postcolonial Prison: Experiences of Constraint in a Postcolonial Prison Adam Reed

Papua New Guineas Last Place: Experiences of Constraint in a Postcolonial Prison: Experiences of Constraint in a Postcolonial Prison

Adam Reed

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9781782381815
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208 pages
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What kind of experience is incarceration? How should one define its constraints? The author, who conducted extensive fieldwork in a maximum-security jail in Papua New Guinea, seeks to address these questions through a vivid and sympathetic account ofMoreWhat kind of experience is incarceration? How should one define its constraints? The author, who conducted extensive fieldwork in a maximum-security jail in Papua New Guinea, seeks to address these questions through a vivid and sympathetic account of inmates lives.Prison Studies is a growing field of interest for social scientists. As one of the first ethnographic studies of a prison outside western societies and Japan, this book contributes to a reinterpretation of the fields scope and assumptions. It challenges notions of what is punitive about imprisonment by exploring the creative as well as negative outcomes of detention, separation and loss. Instead of just coping, the prisoners in Papua New Guineas Last Place find themselves drawing fresh critiques and new approaches to contemporary living.