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John Sunley Prize winner 2016 – Martha Morey

John Sunley Prize winner 2016

Men at work: The construction of masculine identities through work in prison

Martha Morey, University of Cambridge

This study investigates male prisoner experiences of and attitudes towards different forms of prison work. By questioning why

and what types of work prisoners deem ‘good’ and ‘bad’. A typology of prisoner work masculinities is developed to explain why prisoners might develop contrasting masculinities and attitudes towards work generally and prison work specifically, and how these attitudes shape experiences of incarceration.

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