Readership: Scholars and students of criminology, geography, sociology, Russian studies, and women studies.
Judith Pallot, Professor of the Human Geography of Russia at the University of Oxford and Official Student of Christ Church, and Laura Piacentini, Reader in Criminology, University of Strathclyde
Judith Pallot has developed an interest in the Russian penal nystem, previously her work focused on the historical geography of the Russian peasantry and post-Soviet rural adaptations. She has researched extensively in Russian archives and also in the field. She
is the author of several books, three with OUP, on rural Russia and numerous articles in scholarly journals and she has held several large grants from UK funding councils. With her current AHRC grant she is extending her interest in women's relationship with the Russian penal system to explore the experiences of the 'wives, mothers and daughters' of Russia's large prison population and she is also engaged in a project to map to the gulag (www.gulagmaps.org). She is Professor of the Human Geography of Russia and Official Student of Christ Church in the University of Oxford.
Laura Piacentini is the first Criminologist and scholar to conduct empirical and theoretical research
in Russian prisons and has been researching prisons in Russia since 1997, having visited some 20 penal colonies and lived within the regimes in Siberia and in Western Russia. A Russian speaker, her work explores a variety of penological problems including the changing nature of prison labour, human rights and the conceptual shifts in punishment ideology and practices in the post-Soviet period. She is Reader in Criminology at Strathclyde Law School, The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
"This is a book that should be read by all prison researchers and those interested in prisons and state punishment." - Pat Carlen, British Journal of Criminology
"This book, which cannot be recommended too highly, explores one of the most troubling aspects of contemporary Russia: its treatment of women who have been deprived of their liberty ... full of revelations, and profound new insights." - Bill Bowring, Europe-Asia Studies
1: The Archipelago and the Matrioshka
2: Researching Women's Carceral Experience in Russia
Part I: Space and Place in Russia's System of Penality
3: The Historical Geography of Punitive Expulsion
4: Correctional Colonies in their Local Setting
5: 'Socialism in One Barracks'
Part II: Women's Experiences of Carceral Russia
6: Remand: The First Phase of Coerced Mobilisation
7: ETAP and Quarantine: The Second Phase of Coerced Mobilisation
8: Staying in Touch with the World Beyond the Colony Fences
9: Long Distance Motherhood
10: Social Relationships Behind the Colony Fences
11: Rehabilitation as Emotion Therapy
12: Re-Socialisation and the Construction of Gender Identities