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The Multicultural Prison: Ethnicity, Masculinity, and Social Relations among Prisoners

Coretta Phillips


The Multicultural Prison presents a unique sociological analysis of the daily negotiation of ethnic difference within the closed world of the male prison. The political economy of racialized incarceration together with penal expansion has seen the disproportionate incarceration of diverse British national, foreign and migrant populations, brought into close proximity within the confines of the prison. The impact of broad social changes - globalised migration, the deepening of North-South economic inequalities, and the assertion of minority groups' claims for social and political r ... More

Keywords: race, ethnicity, prison, religion, multiculturalism, Islam, racism, discrimination, nationality, conviviality, racialization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199697229
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697229.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Coretta Phillips, author
Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science