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Title: Entering the Global Field: Talk, Travel and Narrative Practice in Ecuadorian Prisons
Authors: Fleetwood, Jennifer S.
First Published: 1-Nov-2016
Publisher: Sheffield Hallam University
Citation: British Journal of Community Justice, 2016, 14 (2), pp. 13-32
Abstract: Prisons in Ecuador represent a globalised field. In this fieldwork confessional I outline my place within this field (characterised by global inequalities), and describe the ways in which I gained entry to the community of foreign nationals. In particular, I focus on the construction of being foreign as a specific membership category, as well as the role of narrative and storytelling in bridging international and social divides, fostering a shared sense of community, and the role of visitors as listeners for inmates' stories. This narrative practice made researching drug trafficking possible, however such stories require careful interpretation to avoid misinterpretation.
ISSN: 1475-0279
Links: http://www.cjp.org.uk/bjcj/volume-14-issue-2/
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/39864
Version: Publisher Version
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016 Sheffield Hallam University. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
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