De gevangene als actor: De mogelijkheden van gevangenen om hun eigen situatie en het gevangenissysteem te beïnvloeden in Rotterdamse gevangenissen, 1800-1850

Translated title of the contribution: The Prisoner as an Actor : The Possibilities of Prisoners to Influence their own Situation and the Prison System in Rotterdam Prisons, 1800-1850

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Abstract

Prisoner’s agency is often marginalized in the Dutch history of the prison. This article concretizes how inmates could influence their own lives and the prison system in the first half of the nineteenth century. By focusing on interaction as an indicator of agency, it is possible to go beyond the traditional analysis of agency as a form of resistance. A multidimensional perspective, in which attention is paid to resistance, negotiation and cooperation enlightens the diversity in which prisoners’ agency is expressed. In this way, this article aims to disprove the persistent stereotype of the powerless prisoner in the historiography of the Dutch prison.
Translated title of the contributionThe Prisoner as an Actor : The Possibilities of Prisoners to Influence their own Situation and the Prison System in Rotterdam Prisons, 1800-1850
Original languageDutch
Article number4
Pages (from-to)216-229
Number of pages14
JournalPROCES: tijdschrift voor Strafrechtspleging
Volume100
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2021

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  • PhD in the Humanities

    van der Zande, Iris (Recipient), 1 Jul 2018

    Prize: Other distinctionAcademic

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