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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.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2000 John Benjamins B. V.
ISBN: 90-272-1802-1, 978-90-272-1802-5
Keywords: death row correspondence; prisoner correspondence
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication
Item ID: 20214
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 12:04
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2014 01:40
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20214
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