Prisoner subjectivity: Exploring forms of self-government and everyday acts of resistance

Vicki Chartrand
Through a qualitative approach of seven life-sentenced prisoner interviews, I explore prisoner practices, relations, and perceptions to gain a certain insight into how the prisoners manage themselves and their sentence. The research findings reveal that, through self-forming activities and practices, prisoners self-govern their conduct in an attempt to maintain an autonomous sense of self while attempting to improve their chances for release. I conclude that a Foucauldian analysis of subjectivity is a useful tool to...
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