‘Daddy is a difficult word for me to hear’: carceral geographies of parenting and the prison visiting room as a contested space of situated fathering

Moran, Dominique, Hutton, Marie A., Dixon, Louise and Disney, Tom (2017) ‘Daddy is a difficult word for me to hear’: carceral geographies of parenting and the prison visiting room as a contested space of situated fathering. Children's Geographies, 15 (1). pp. 107-121. ISSN 1473-3285

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2016.1193592

Abstract

Advocating greater engagement between children’s and carceral geographies, this paper explores the spaces of parenting as they exist within a UK male prison, building upon criminological research on the effects of imprisonment on prisoners’ families and children. Focusing primarily on the visiting room, it extends discussion of the specificities of everyday material spaces and practices of parenting currently under scrutiny within children’s geographies and geographies of parenting, and brings these subdisciplines into dialogue with carceral geography. Concerned specifically with the intimate, embodied and sometimes banal practices of parenting in this constrained and highly surveilled context, it draws attention to previously overlooked spaces and identities of situated fathering.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Situated fathering, carceral geography, prison, prison visiting, visiting rooms, parenting
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Tom Disney
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2018 15:08
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 13:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/35387

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