Multicultural Prison; Jellied Eels
The multicultural prison - a unique analysis of the daily lives and interactions of both white and ethnic minority inmates in the closed world of the modern, male prison. Diverse British nationals, foreign. and migrant populations, have been brought into close proximity within prison walls. How do they negotiate their tensions and differences? The criminologist, Coretta Phillips, talks to Laurie Taylor about her empirical research in Rochester Young Offenders' Institution and Maidstone Prison.
Also, reactions to jellied eels. Drawing on a series of ethnographic encounters collected while hanging around at a seafood stand in east London, Alex Rhys Taylor explores the relationship between individual expressions of distaste and the production of class, ethnic and generational forms of distinction.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.
Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the London School of Economics, and a member of the Mannheim centre for criminology
Find out more about Dr Coretta Phillips
The Multicultural Prison: Ethnicity, Masculinity, and Social Relations among Prisoners
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London
Find out more about Dr Alex Rhys-Taylor
Article: Disgust and distinction: the case of the jellied eel
The Sociological Review
Volume 61, Issue 2, pages 227–246, May 2013