Escape to prison : penal tourism and the pull of punishment / Michael Welch
- Welch, Michael, 1960-
- Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 286 pages ; 24 cm
- Penal tourism -- The museum effect -- Dream of order -- Architecture parlante -- Religion and governance -- Work and economics -- Suffering and science -- Colonialism and resistance -- Memorialization -- Cultural power.
- "The resurrection of former prisons as museums has caught the attention of tourists along with scholars interested in studying dark tourism. Unsurprisingly, due to their grim subject matter, prison museums tend to invert the 'Disney' experience, becoming the antithesis of 'the happiest place on earth.' With a keen eye on punishment and culture, criminologist Michael Welch explores ten prison museums on six continents, examining the complex interplay between culture and punishment. From Alcatraz to Argentina, from South Africa to South Korea, museums constructed on the former locations of surveillance, torture, colonial control, and possibly even rehabilitation each tell a unique tale about the economic, political, religious, and scientific roots of each site's historical relationship to punishment"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780520286153 hardcover alkaline paper
0520286154 hardcover alkaline paper
9780520286160 paperback alkaline paper
0520286162 paperback alkaline paper
9780520961500 electronic book
0520961501 electronic book
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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