Vol. 44-4

Articles on progress and Indigenous dispossession, Detroit’s Great Rebellion, reconciliation in Myanmar, state terrorism in Ethiopia, punishment and the economic field, and intellectuals outside the academy.

Front Matter [free pdf download]
Abstracts [free pdf download]




Vol. 44-2/3
Neoliberal Confinements: Social Suffering in the
Carceral State
edited by Alessandro De Giorgi & Benjamin Fleury-Steiner

This special issue aims to provide a cartography of the social suffering experienced by marginalized and oppressed populations in the US carceral state. The contributors extend their gaze beyond the prison and its ancillary institutions to include spaces of confinement at the crossroads of racialized carceral regimes, hyper-policed neighborhoods, and widening zones of social abandonment.


Vol. 44-1
Ethnographic Explorations of Punishment and the Governance of Security
edited by Robert Werth

This special issue highlights the growth of ethnographic examinations of penal governance, emphasizing the possibilities of ethnography as a methodology for studying penality. By analyzing phenomena as varied as pre-trial incarceration, parole and reentry, female incarceration, immigrant detention, and mental health courts, these articles explore the diffusion of penality throughout society and its entanglements with other sociocultural, political, and economic forces.



Vol. 43-4

Articles on realism and idealism in critical criminology, solitary confinement in California, torture and abuse in US prisons, sovereignty and LGBT refugees, and asylum seekers in Ireland.

Front Matter [free pdf download]
Abstracts [free pdf download]


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• Prisoner Reentry
• The Criminalization of Protest
• Punishment and History
• Penal Abolition


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