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FOOD AND PERFORMANCE IN THE PRISON SYSTEM
Dissertations
  • Christopher Collins, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Date of Award
12-1-2009
Degree Name
Doctor of Philosophy
Department
Speech Communication
First Advisor
Stucky, Nathan
Abstract
Currently, there are over 2.2 million people incarcerated in the United States. The growing epidemic of the prison industrial complex creates a critical situation; performance studies offers significant ways to address the increasing problems of incarceration. The purpose of this study is to contribute to the intersection of academic literature connecting penal studies, food studies, and performance studies. I argue that an analysis of food as a performance medium serves as an alternative means for understanding how prisoners negotiate prison life. Food as a performance medium also exposes the operation of the prison industrial complex.
Citation Information
Christopher Collins. "FOOD AND PERFORMANCE IN THE PRISON SYSTEM" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christopher_collins/12/