The latest in the Carceral Geography Working Group’s Book Review series has just been published. Cheryl McGeachen of the University of Glasgow reviews Carceral Spatiality: Dialogues between Geography and Criminology, edited by Dominique Moran and Anna K Schliehe, and published in 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan as one of their Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology.
Carceral Spatiality originated in a 2014 session at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference in London, addressing the conference theme of co-production. It developed to include chapters (from Lorraine ven Blerk; Caitlin Gormley; Anna Schliehe; David Scheer and Colin Lorne; Jennifer Turner; Rebecca Foster; Clemens Bernhardt, Bettina van Hoven and Paulus Huigen; Sarah Armstrong and Andrew Jefferson), many of which started to take shape in conversations initiated at the conference itself.
Cheryl McGeachan finds that the collection ‘showcases a range of critical conversations across geographical and criminological work that seek to simultaneously open up and break down ‘the carceral’ in innovative, challenging and, at times, controversial ways.’
Read her review in full here.