Dr Leonidas Cheliotis' edited collection is published 'The Arts of Imprisonment: Control, Resistance and Empowerment'
25 May 2012
Dr Leonidas Cheliotis' edited collection 'The Arts of Imprisonment: Control, Resistance and Empowerment' is published by Ashgate. This edited collection sheds light both on state use of the arts for the purposes of controlling prisoners and the broader public, and the use made of the arts by prisoners and portions of the broader public as tools of resistance to penal states. The book also includes a number of chapters that address arts-in-prisons programmes, making distinctive contributions to the literature on their philosophy, formation, operation, effectiveness, and research evaluation, as well as taking care to explore the politics surrounding and underpinning these multiple themes.