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dc.contributor.authorLaursen, Julie
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-30T09:10:38Z
dc.date.available2019-04-30T09:10:38Z
dc.date.issued2017-11
dc.identifier.issn0007-0955
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/292111
dc.description.abstractAlthough humour in prison is a widespread phenomenon, its meaning and function has not been examined in any detail. This article seeks to address this gap by analysing humour in prisonbased cognitive behavioural programmes. The empirical data from fieldwork in three different programme settings illuminate how the participants actively disrupt and twist the power hierarchies by providing a kind of humorous meta-commentary on the simplicity and class bias of the course content. This article suggests that humour could be seen as a tool that enables prisoners to fend off the psychological and rhetorical power of the cognitive behavioural programmes, even if only briefly. By developing the concept of 'soft resistance' and analysing humour as friction and code-switching, this article aims to illustrate and discuss the limits of soft power in prison-based therapeutic settings.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Danish Council for Independent Research | Social Sciences grant number 12-125308 for the research project Education in Social Skills and Emotional Training.
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
dc.title(No) laughing allowed-humour and the limits of soft power in prison
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage1358
prism.issueIdentifier6
prism.publicationDate2017
prism.publicationNameBritish Journal of Criminology
prism.startingPage1340
prism.volume57
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.38495
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-07-08
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/bjc/azw064
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-11-01
dc.contributor.orcidLaursen, Julie [0000-0003-4812-710X]
dc.identifier.eissn1464-3529
dc.publisher.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/bjc/article/57/6/1340/2623931
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2016-08-12
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-08-12


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