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Inside white: racism, ethnicity and social relations in English prisons

Earle, Rod (2013). Inside white: racism, ethnicity and social relations in English prisons. In: Phillips, Coretta and Webster, Colin eds. New Direction in Race Ethnicity and Crime. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 160–177.

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Abstract

Using personal experience and research in English men’s prisons this chapter explores the ways in which some white ethnicities are shaped by resentments that emerge in the face of the powerful strategies of the prison regime to eradicate unfair differential treatment of black and minority ethnic prisoners. These entangled relations can be disorienting for some white men in multicultural prisons where conventional, and more or less familiar, hierarchies of race are constrained, disrupted and disturbed. The prison setting, with its highly managed spaces and sensibilities, provides a lens through which to analyse tensions in the ways in which ethnicity is formally recognised and directly experienced.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2013 The contributor
ISBN: 0-415-54048-8, 978-0-415-54048-3
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 36548
Depositing User: Rod Earle
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2013 14:48
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 18:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36548
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