Power and Resistance in Prison

Doing Time, Doing Freedom

  • ThomasĀ Ugelvik

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology book series (PSIPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Thomas Ugelvik
    Pages 18-38
  3. Thomas Ugelvik
    Pages 39-73
  4. Thomas Ugelvik
    Pages 74-235
  5. Thomas Ugelvik
    Pages 236-249
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 250-277

About this book


This book explores how prisoners turn themselves into active opponents of the prison regime, and thus reclaim their freedom and manhood. Using extensive ethnographic fieldwork from Norway's largest prison, Ugelvik provides a compelling analysis of the relationship between power, practices of resistance and prisoner subjectivity.


Penology prisons ethnography power resistance narrative criminology masculinity crime Norwegian prisons Scandinavian prisons carceral geography untrustworthy bodies fieldwork freedom implementation liberty subject time

Authors and affiliations

  • ThomasĀ Ugelvik
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OsloNorway

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