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The prison city. Space, community and ethnicization processes

Santorso, Simone



This article is based on an ethnographic research in the prisons of the Triveneto region. By focusing in particular on the prison in Padua, it analyzes the construction of migrant otherness within the prisoner community and the detention space. Taking into consideration the spatial organization of this prison, it proposes a parallel between prison life and urban space. First, the article describes the process of construction of migrants' otherness within the prisoner community; second, it analyses the relationship between the spatial dimension and ethnicization processes within the prison. Finally, the article takes into consideration the role played by such processes of ethnicization in the cohesion of prisoner community.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 1, 2016
Journal Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa
Print ISSN 1973-3194
Publisher Società Editrice il Mulino
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Issue 2
Pages 227-248
APA6 Citation Santorso, S. (2016). The prison city. Space, community and ethnicization processes. Etnografia e ricerca qualitativa, 227-248. doi:10.3240/84119
Keywords Prisoner Community; Migrant Otherness; Spatial Dimension; Prison; Ethnography
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