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The workshop will examine the punitive institution of the prison from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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Critical Prison Studies

Workshop / Free admission / Please register at info@amerika-akademie.de / Venue: DAI Nürnberg Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Nürnberg e. V.

 

Venue: DAI Nürnberg

Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Nürnberg e. V.

Gleißbühlstraße 9

90402 Nürnberg

 

The U.S.' incarceration rate is the highest in the world and the prison is a central institution in American society. With just over five percent of the world’s population, the United States has nearly a quarter of the world’s prisoners. Over two million people are currently in prison. The growth of the „prison-industrial complex" and the dire living condition and repeated human rights violations in US prisons have triggered the formation of Critical Prison Studies as a rapidly growing and highly innovative field of research involving disciplines as diverse as criminology, law, sociology, political science, history, literary and cultural studies and many more. It currently is among the politically most relevant areas of research in the field of American Studies.

 

The workshop will feature some of the leading scholars in the field of Critical Prison Studies, discuss student papers, and examine the punitive institution of the prison from an interdisciplinary perspective.

 

Take a look at the Workshop program (826 KB)

 

Organizer: Bavarian American Academy in cooperation with the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, the University of Regensburg and the Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt

 

Please register at info@amerika-akademie.de

 

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