Death row penfriends: some effects of letter writing on identity and relationships

Maybin, Janet (2000). Death row penfriends: some effects of letter writing on identity and relationships. In: Barton, David and Hall, Nigel eds. Letter Writing as a Social Practice. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 151–177.

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Abstract

[Exerpt from Introduction]: While personal letter writing is no longer a primary mode of communication for most people in contemporary Britain and North America, within some contexts it may still emerge as a surprisingly powerful channel for self-expression and for pursuing relationships. Particularly when people are socially isolated, they may turn to letter writing as one of the only channels available for contact with others.

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  • 20214
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  • Book Section
  • ISBN
  • 90-272-1802-1, 978-90-272-1802-5
  • Keywords
  • death row correspondence; prisoner correspondence
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  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
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  • © 2000 John Benjamins B. V.
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