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Author Jewkes, Yvonne, 1966-

Title Captive audience : media, masculinity, and power in prisons / Yvonne Jewkes
Published Cullompton, Devon ; Portland, Or. : Willan Pub., 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 210 pages)
Contents Introduction : prisons media and everyday life -- Prison pain and indentity : a review of the literature -- Identity self and construction of masculity -- Research context and methodology -- The microsocial contexts of media use -- The meso-sphere of culture interaction and hyper-masculinity -- The macrosocial institutional sphere -- Conclusion : the paradoxical power of media in prisons
Summary This book is concerned with the media's role in everyday life, power relations and the construction of masculine identities in the context of prisons. It is based upon unique research into the nature, impact and consequences of a situation where most prisoners in English prisons have access to some media resource, whether radio or television, or with communal or individual access to it. Captive Audience charts for the first time the way in which prisons use media in coping -- or failing to cope -- with the pressures of prison life, exploring the impact of the media in terms of prisoner identit
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Masculinity -- Great Britain.
Mass media -- Great Britain.
Prison psychology -- Great Britain.
Prisons -- Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002283127
ISBN 1135987750 (electronic bk.)
1843924250 (electronic bk.)
9781135987756 (electronic bk.)
9781843924258 (electronic bk.)