Escape to Prison: Penal Tourism and the Pull of Punishment

Michael Welch (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$41.94
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
May 01, 2015
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780520286160

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About the Author

Michael Welch is Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University and a Visiting Professor at Mannheim Centre for Criminology in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics.

Reviews

"An invaluable critical contribution to the growth of cultural criminology and dark tourism literature." --Lindsey L. Upton"Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology" (10/01/2015)
"The book's importance lies in its contribution to dark tourism theory and its exploration of the human drive to gaze--not just at prisons, prisoners, and implements of punishment but also at the darkness of human suffering. . . . Recommended."-- (01/01/2016)
"Escape to Prison is a stimulating work ... It will be a particularly useful volume as we expand our cultural analyses of punishment."-- (04/27/2016)
"An exemplary study of penal heritage... [provokes] harder questions about public complicity in the durability of the prison."-- (06/13/2016)
"Michael Welch's Escape to Prison brings a criminologist's focus to prison museums and the roles they play in constructing cultural understandings of crime and punishment. [His] criminological perspectives provides new tools to explore the interplay of public memory and public policy, and imagine alternatives."--American Quarterly