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Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology

The Carceral Network in Ireland

History, Agency and Resistance

Editors: McCann, Fiona (Ed.)

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  • Examines various forms of incarceration in Ireland from a unique, holistic perspective
  • Draws on mixed methods like semi-structured interviews, archival work, documentary analysis, and photographic analysis
  • Touches on timely topics like Direct Provision — a system of asylum seeker accommodation  
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This book examines the forms and practices of Irish confinement from the 19th century to present-day to explore the social and political failings of 20th and 21st century postcolonial Ireland. Building on an interdisciplinary conference held in the Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast, the methodological approaches adopted across this book range from the historical and archival to the sociological, political, and literary. This edited collection touches on topics such as industrial schools, Magdalen laundries, struggles and resistance in prisons both North and South, Direct Provision, and the ways in which prison experiences have been represented in literature, cinema, and the arts. It sketches out an uncomfortable picture of the techniques for policing bodies deployed in Ireland for over a century. This innovative study seeks to establish a link between Ireland’s inhumane treatment of women and children, of prisoners, and of asylum seekers today, and to expose and pinpoint modes of resistance to these situations. 

About the authors

Fiona McCann is Professor of Postcolonial Literature at the Université de Lille, France. She has published widely on contemporary Irish, South African, and Zimbabwean literature and she has a particular interest in writing by political prisoners in the English-speaking postcolonial world.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Decolonial Approach to Ireland’s Protean Carceral Network

    Pages 1-19

    McCann, Fiona

  • The Dublin Intermediate Prison System

    Pages 21-45

    Berthillot, Emilie

  • Shifting Carceral Formations: A Genealogy of Penal (Re)construction in the North of Ireland

    Pages 47-74

    McBride, Ruari-Santiago

  • Rehabilitating the Prison: The Evolution of Strategies for Dealing with Northern Ireland’s Carceral Heritages

    Pages 75-90

    Hamill, Chris

  • The Prisoners’ Rights Organisation and Penal Reform in the Republic of Ireland

    Pages 91-112

    Behan, Cormac

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-42184-7
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Carceral Network in Ireland
Book Subtitle
History, Agency and Resistance
Editors
  • Fiona McCann
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42184-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42184-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42183-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 285
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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