Captive Audience

Captive Audience

by Yvonne Jewkes
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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 identities, shaping power relations between prisoners and other prisoners, and in helping prisoners 'get through' a prison sentence. At the same time this book raises a range of broader issues of theory and practice on the nature of the relationship between prisons, criminal justice systems and society more generally, and on the ways in which the media are conceived in everyday life. It will be of interest to all those concerned with prisons, criminology and the criminal justice system, the social role of the media, and the construction of identity.

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Revising her doctoral dissertation (no date or institution noted), Jewkes explores the importance of media forms and content within the context of the prison. In addition to illuminating aspects of the social world there, she indicates how the media is important to people in general as channels of communication, information and entertainment; and for forming identities in relation to others within social hierarchies. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781135987824
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
3 MB

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