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Title: Incarceration as violence: inflicting pain in Portuguese prisons
Other Titles: O encarceramento como violência: a imposição da dor nas prisões portuguesas
L’incarcération en tant que violence: l’application de la douleur dans les prisons portugaises
Authors: Frois, C.
Bento, A.
Keywords: Portugal
Prison
Punishment
Violence
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra
Abstract: This article sets the groundwork for understanding prison violence as a broad and interrelated phenomenon which is bound by shifting notions of legitimacy. We argue that the concept of violence can help understand how the “pains of imprisonment” are inflicted and punishment is produced in different prison settings. Drawing upon fieldwork carried out in several Portuguese prisons, we describe how unequal sets of circumstances are imposed on groups of inmates, who become differently exposed to the deprivations of confinement. Our argument is that the various types of prison violence should be understood against this backdrop, as well as relationship to the diverse circumstances in which they are produced and the subjectivities of the individuals involved.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10071/19957
DOI: 10.4000/rccs.9726
ISSN: 0254-1106
Ciência-IUL: https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/id/ci-pub-61689
Accession number: WOS:000511377300006
Appears in Collections:CRIA-RN - Artigos em revistas científicas nacionais com arbitragem científica

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