Members of the Carceral Cultures Research Initiative, which aims to generate knowledge about Canada's culture of punishment that informs and gives meaning to penal policies and practices, have recently published three new peer-reviewed papers about the meaning making process in lock-up, jail, prison, and penitentiary museums. Click on the publications listed below to learn more about the study led by Justin Piché (Associate Professor, Criminology, uOttawa) and Kevin Walby (Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, uWinnipeg) exploring meanings of confinement and punishment in Canadian penal history sites.
New Publications - Carceral Cultures Research Initiative:
Ferguson, Matthew, Devon Madill, Justin Piché and Kevin Walby. (2018). ‘Everybody likes escape stories’: Exploring Representations of Prison Escape in Canadian Penal History Museums. In Tomas Max Martin and Gilles Chantraine (eds), Prison Breaks: Toward a Sociology of Prison Escape, London: Palgrave (pp. 311-335).
Luscombe, Alex, Kevin Walby and Justin Piché. (2018). Making Punishment Memorialization Pay? Marketing, Networks and Souvenirs at Small Penal History Museums. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 42(3): 343-364.
Walby, Kevin, Justin Piché and Brittany Friesen. (2018). ‘they didn’t just do it because it was a job’: Representing Wardens in Canadian Penal History Museums. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, Online First, 8 pages.