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A Gentlemans Guide To Sex In Prison

But the hunger for touch does not always involve sex. Men in prison slap each other on the back and rub each others necks and hug and give elaborate handshakes and do strange exercises in which the men use each others body weight.

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GE21001 Lecture 1: What are power and inequality?

Although there are only two lectures specifically on this theme, the issues raised are important to help you understand the rest of the module.  Issues of power and inequality underpin most of contemporary human geography research.  94 more words


A History of the Essex Lunatic Asylum: Part 2

Part 2 of a 3 part series


The asylum as curative

Asylums themselves were, at least initially, deemed curative. For some years, there were no specific ‘psychiatric’ treatments given to the patients, other than opium, which in Essex was used ‘freely’ for melancholia. 1,089 more words

Books received - Querrien, Recherches, Gordillo, Piper, Lefebvre

Three books linked to Michel Foucault’s collaborative work with CERFI; Gastón Gordillo’s Rubble (see my interview with Gastón at societyandspace.com); Karen Piper’s The Price of Thirst… 27 more words


Who I am

Welcome to my blog! I am here essentially just to scribble some thoughts however rest assured, I won’t be using this as a diary. Rather I would be using it as a platform just to discuss the ideas and rules that permeate my day to day life. 497 more words


BOOK REPLIES/REVIEWS (2014): J. Simon’s (2014) Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America

Summary (TLDR Version)

Evidence demonstrates that “mass imprisonment must end. It endangers human dignity. It is a violation of human rights and international law. It is unconstitutional. 1,906 more words

Book Reviews

Books received - Cowen, Doolen, Anderson, Boyd and Linehan, Foucault

A pile of books received. Deborah Cowen’s The Deadly Life of Logistics (from the publisher); Andy Doolen’s Territories of Empire (which I endorsed); Ben Anderson’s… 29 more words