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You will find a complete range of our monographs, muti-authored and edited works including peer-reviewed, original scholarly research across the social sciences and aligned disciplines. We publish long and short form research and you can browse the complete Bristol University Press and Policy Press archive of over 1600 titles.

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What does trouble sound like and is it apparent when it is coming? Does the onset of violence have a sound and, if so, what does this tell us about assessing the climate for safety and survival? Two incidents – on the netting and a cell fire – are used to illustrate when a day has gone bad.

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A Brendan Behan song about the triangle at Mountjoy, ‘The Auld Triangle’ forms the focus of a consideration of the cultural potency of the soundscape and its place in the cultural imagination. How does this explain the impact of the ‘jingle jangle’, and the ways prisoners mitigate and invert this by claiming ownership of ‘their jail’, the “biggest house in Midtown”?

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The symbolic potency of the prison and how this manifests in the bells, whistles and ships of everyday life are considered here, before a broader picture of the problems and challenges facing Midtown and a creaking prison system. The relationship between Midtown and its broader community are reflected on, as well as the array of social problems threatening stability in the rip tide, both inside and out.

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Focusing on the soundscape allowed for an understanding grounded amid community life. Power and order are frequently conflated in prisons literature, but listening revealed how understanding is obfuscated by this process and erroneous assumptions are made about the basis for order.

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This chapter considers what sound reveals about how the emotional climate is assessed and ‘feeling’ can spread around the prison. What does a ‘bubbly’ day sound like and what are the implications of this for how we understand when trouble is coming? Changes in the environment following the tobacco ban and implications for mamba use offer illustration.

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This chapter considers the challenges of rejoining life beyond the wall, and the time signature of life on the out. Using temporal vertigo as a starting point, this goes on to explore the jarring temporal dissonance of balancing awareness of both here and there and the challenges of leaving the prison behind for both prisoners and staff.

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Here, the challenges of keeping busy when there is little to do are explored for what they reveal about contemporary prison life, with reference to work on punishment, the economy and unemployment. How to avoid enervating idleness in the absence of meaningful activity, work or education both inside and out?

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The prison soundscape is a conduit of power and symbolic violence. Keys have a particular potency in a place which contains people, and where others are charged with their containment. This is instructive for what it reveals about the power of prison spaces, and the time and space traversing properties of sound.

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This chapter takes the reader inside the prison soundscape, asking ‘Why sound?’ before introducing the methodology, the application of ‘auscultation’ and the particularities of the prison. It concludes with an overview of the rest of the book.

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Spending time amid the mice and cockroaches prompted reflection on the physical spaces of the prison as sources of stigma. Geographies of exclusion, shame and stain are explored in the context of different times and actors within prison spaces, alongside various means of navigating these.

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