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dc.contributor.authorYoung, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T13:20:21Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T13:20:21Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/42091
dc.identifier48621*
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/28043
dc.description.abstractPrisons are a rich source for literary narratives – but what narratives do prison officers themselves construct about working in a prison and their place in it? How do they talk about their daily work with prisoners, justify disciplinary action or assess prison as a form of punishment in general? As ontological narratives which position and give rise to the self, prison officers’ narratives are highly relevant, as they shape officers’ daily practice, the working of the prison as an organisation and ultimately the way prisoners are treated. Christopher Young combines field notes and interviews from a Swiss prison to reconstruct a typology of prison officers’ narratives of the self. One casts the officer as a tragic hero fighting to prevent the decline of punishment, another positions the officer as a lone fighter attempting to overcome the therapy-adverse inertia of the prison system. As the study shows, this inherent tension ultimately contributes to the failure of the attempt to establish a therapeutic detention unit. Prison officers’ narratives are viewed as shared narratives which cite and echo legal and media discourses, which the author in turn reconstructs on the basis of a discussion of the history of Swiss penal law and practice and a recent corpus of newspaper articles
dc.languageGerman
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDifferenzen
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JK Social services & welfare, criminology
dc.subject.otherjustice
dc.subject.otherpenal system
dc.subject.othersocial politics
dc.subject.otherprison
dc.subject.otherprison officers
dc.titleNarrative im Justizvollzug
dc.title.alternativeIdentitäten von Mitarbeitenden, medialer Diskurs und historischer Kontext
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.33058/seismo.30749
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy245b1e00-e247-4b65-a6af-8f43bc5221de
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameSeismo
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://www.seismoverlag.ch
oapen.relation.isbn9783037777497
oapen.pages381
dc.dateSubmitted2020-09-28T11:39:39Z


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