Labour, carcerality and punishment: ‘less-than-human’ labour landscapes

Cassidy, Kathryn, Griffin, Paul and Wray, Felicity (2020) Labour, carcerality and punishment: ‘less-than-human’ labour landscapes. Progress in Human Geography, 44 (6). pp. 1081-1102. ISSN 0309-1325

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This paper brings together carceral and labour geographies to highlight new research avenues and empirical gaps. Despite valuable engagements with unfree and precarious work by labour geographers and substantial developments within carceral geography around carceral circuitry and intimate economies of detention, punitive aspects of work remain largely under-theorised within labour geography, while the political economy of carceral labour is relatively side-lined within carceral geography. The paper calls for two interrelated research agendas – the first a punitive labour geographies agenda and the second, a more sustained political economy lens applied to carceral geography in the context of labour and work.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: carceral geography, labour geography, labour migration, political economy, punishment
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 10:09
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 12:36

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