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Sensory Penalities: Exploring the Senses in Spaces of Punishment and Social Control - Emerald Studies in Culture, Criminal Justice and The Arts (Hardback)
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Sensory Penalities: Exploring the Senses in Spaces of Punishment and Social Control - Emerald Studies in Culture, Criminal Justice and The Arts (Hardback)

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Published: 08/02/2021
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Sensory Penalities reflects an explosion in explorations of the sensory and disrupts conventional expectations of both form and focus by expanding anthropological practices and craft into the field of criminology and criminological research.

In providing accounts of physical/sensorial experiences within sites of surveillance and control, the authors in this edited collection bring elements of research experiences (often absent from existing work) to the fore; the impressions and sensual experiences which remain forever in field notes. In so doing they carve out spaces to consider these places and the ways in which they are theorised anew.

The book aims to explore what sensory aspects of experience mean to those engaged in such research, and how they can shape our criminological thinking. What are the sensory textures of these experiences? What do they tell us? How do we communicate them? Finally, what does consideration of these elements tell us about penality?

This timely volume challenges and remakes assumptions about what criminology is and should be; more accurately reflecting the post-disciplinary nature of the field.

Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781839097270
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 518 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This fascinating collection fully illuminates the sensory experience bounded by state-sponsored suffering. In witnessing and documenting this suffering in new ways, these scholars compel us to recognize the humanity of those enmeshed in wide-ranging punishment structures around the globe. I invite all scholars of the human experience to expand their own perceptions of punishment in embracing the insights and analyses conveyed in this startlingly original volume. -- Barbara Owen, Professor Emerita, Department of Criminology, California State University
Every few years, a new 'next big thing' emerges, promising to reinvent criminology as we know it. Yet, to draw on a very sensory truism, "the proof of the pudding is in the tasting", and too often the actual studies fail to live up to the hype. After sampling the chapters in this powerful, new collection, it is safe to say that sensory criminology tastes fantastic with fully embodied analyses characterised by their poignancy, insight and, above all, humanity. This really should become the next big thing. -- Shadd Maruna, Professor of Criminology, Queen's University Belfast

Written as an exploration into the senses in spaces of punishment and social control, Sensory Penalties reads like an explosion of personal impressions and reflections that disrupt conventional ways of researching punishment and incarceration as a numb and unfeeling body of facts. This is what makes it an exceptional piece of scholarship, a riveting read, and an invitation to come to our senses about their role in how we think, research and design justice.

-- Dr Lambros Fatsis, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Brighton, UK

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