Prisons and Punishment in Texas: Culture, History and Museological Representation

Prisons and Punishment in Texas: Culture, History and Museological Representation

by Hannah Thurston

Hardcover(1st ed. 2016)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137533074
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/22/2016
Series: Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 249
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Hannah Thurston is Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Brighton, UK. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Kent in 2014. She researches museological representations of both punishment and policing.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part I. Setting the Scene for Museological Research.- Chapter 1. The Significance of Stories in Museum Research.- Chapter 2. Becoming a Texas Tourist.- Chapter 3. Telling Tales About a 'Tough Texas'.- Part II. Representing Punishment in the United States of America.- Chapter 4. Emotionality and Cultural Stories of (In)justice.- Chapter 5. The Cultural Life of Punishment in the Southern States.- Chapter 6. Narrative Possibilities in Cultural Life Research.- Part III. The Punishment Museums of the Lone Star State.- Chapter 7. Museum Stories of a Distinctly Tough Texas.- Chapter 8. Depicting Modern Punishment as Civilised Punishment.- Chapter 9. A Narrative Journey Through Inmate Identities.- Part IV. The Texan Self-Identity Past and Present.- Chapter 10. 'Texanicity' and its Punishment Dimensions.- Chapter 11. Texan Toughness and Lone Star Memories: The Alamo and the Old West.- Chapter 12. Re-imaging Texas as a Place of Harsh Punishment.- Epilogue.

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