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Narratives of Memory, Identity and Place in Male Prisoners

Medlicott, Diana;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2004
  • Publisher: University of Huddersfield
  • Country: United Kingdom
This paper looks at some aspects of memory and identity in relation to male\ud prisoners and their sense of place. Prison is, for those entering it, an exemplary\ud life event, in terms of the jolt it gives to memory and self-image. In prison,\ud there is all the time in the world to sit and think, and remember. Memory is a\ud source of joy and of torment.\ud I begin by offering a brief illustration of this. James (L6), a prisoner in his\ud late thirties, told me about the house he lived in for the first nine years of his\ud life. He could remember every detail of every room, even down to the roses\ud around the small garden shed in the garden, and he talked me ...
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