Palgrave publishes The Handbook of Prison Tourism co-edited by Justin Piché

The Handbook of Prison Tourism co-edited by Jacqueline Z. Wilson (Associate Professor, Social Sciences, Federation University Australia), Sarah Hodgkinson (Independent Researcher, United Kingdom), Justin Piché (Associate Professor, Criminology, University of Ottawa) and Kevin Walby (Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, University of Ottawa) has been published by Palgrave.  The edited volume features 48 chapters, including the following pieces that emerged from the SSHRC-funded study led by professors Piché and Walby from 2009 to 2014 exploring representations of confinement and punishment in Canadian lock-up, jail, prison and penitentiary museums:

  • "Commemorating Captive Women: Representations of Criminalized and Incarcerated Women in Canadian Penal History Museums" by Ashley Chen (MA program graduate) and Sarah Fiander (bachelor's program graduate / PhD student, Sociology, Carleton University)
  • "From Shame to Fame: 'Celebrity' Prisoners and Canadian Prison Museums" by Matthew Ferguson (MA program graduate) and Devon Madill (MA program student)
  • "Haunting Encounters at Canadian Penal History Museums" by Alex Luscombe (PhD Student, Criminology, University of Toronto), Kevin Walby and Justin Piché
  • "Representations of Capital Punishment in Canadian Penal History Museums" by Justin Piché, Kevin Walby and Joshua Watts (JD student, Law, University of Toronto)

This extensive Handbook addresses a range of contemporary issues related to Prison Tourism across the world. It is divided into seven sections: Ethics, Human Rights and Penal Spectatorship; Carceral Retasking, Curation and Commodification of Punishment; Meanings of Prison Life and Representations of Punishment in Tourism Sites; Death and Torture in Prison Museums; Colonialism, Relics of Empire and Prison Museums; Tourism and Operational Prisons; and Visitor Consumption and Experiences of Prison Tourism. The Handbook explores global debates within the field of Prison Tourism inquiry; spanning a diverse range of topics from political imprisonment and persecution in Taiwan to interpretive programming in Alcatraz, and the representation of incarcerated Indigenous peoples to prison graffiti. This Handbook is the first to present a thorough examination of Prison Tourism that is truly global in scope. With contributions from both well-renowned scholars and up-and-coming researchers in the field, from a wide variety of disciplines, the Handbook comprises an international collection at the cutting edge of Prison Tourism studies. Students and teachers from disciplines ranging from Criminology to Cultural Studies will find the text invaluable as the definitive work in the field of Prison Tourism.