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Book review: Anastasia Chamberlen, Embodying Punishment: Emotions, Identities, and Lived Experiences in Women’s Prisons

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Miranda D (2020) Book review: Anastasia Chamberlen, Embodying Punishment: Emotions, Identities, and Lived Experiences in Women’s Prisons. Review of: Embodying Punishment: Emotions, Identities, and Lived Experiences in Women’s Prisons Anastasia Chamberlen, Embodying Punishment: Emotions, Identities, and Lived Experiences in Women’s Prisons, Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2018; pp. 288: 9780198749240. Theoretical Criminology, 24 (4), p. 708–710. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362480619871111

Abstract
First paragraph: Sykes’ (1958) seminal work has inspired several scholars to explore the long-lasting effects and pains of imprisonment (see, for instance, Crewe, 2011; Liebling and Maruna, 2005). Sixty years after the publication of The Society of Captives, Chamberlen’s book gives voice to the punished bodies in order to comprehend the lived experience of imprisonment. This book provides a much-needed reflection on how imprisonment is experienced through the body and the effects it has on women’s lives and identities. By reflecting on the subjective understanding of women’s experiences in prisons, the author portrays punishment as an embodied and gendered experience. Indeed, the bodies are central as they ‘materially and physically sense and feel punishment’ (p. 56).

Journal
Theoretical Criminology: Volume 24, Issue 4

StatusPublished
FundersFundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia
Publication date01/11/2020
Publication date online28/08/2019
Date accepted by journal28/08/2019
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/34101
ISSN1362-4806
eISSN1461-7439
Item discussedEmbodying Punishment: Emotions, Identities, and Lived Experiences in Women’s Prisons Anastasia Chamberlen, Embodying Punishment: Emotions, Identities, and Lived Experiences in Women’s Prisons, Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2018; pp. 288: 9780198749240

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Dr Diana Miranda
Dr Diana Miranda

Lecturer in Criminology, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology