Entangled Identities Inside and Outside

Exploring Cape Town Street Youth’s Interconnected Lives on the Street and in Prison

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

Carceral geographies have recently been concerned with moving beyond spaces of confinement. However, much of this work has tended to focus on understanding expressions of identity inside while neglecting the implications of the prison experience for identities on the outside. This chapter draws on in-depth narratives with Cape Town street youth, aged between 15 and 28, to explore how their lives are interwoven between the spaces of street and prison and exploring what this means for understanding their identities. The chapter concludes by showing that ‘street’ and ‘prison’ are intricately entangled, influencing identity practices and lived realities on the street.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCarceral Spatiality
Subtitle of host publicationDialogues between Geography and Criminology
EditorsDominique Moran, Anna K. Schliehe
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherSpringer
Pages13-42
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781137560575
ISBN (Print)9781137560568
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2017

Publication series

NamePalgrave Students in Prisons and Penology
PublisherSpringer

Fingerprint

correctional institution
town
geography
narrative
experience

Cite this

van Blerk, L. (2017). Entangled Identities Inside and Outside: Exploring Cape Town Street Youth’s Interconnected Lives on the Street and in Prison. In D. Moran, & A. K. Schliehe (Eds.), Carceral Spatiality: Dialogues between Geography and Criminology (pp. 13-42). (Palgrave Students in Prisons and Penology). United Kingdom: Springer . https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56057-5_2
van Blerk, Lorraine. / Entangled Identities Inside and Outside : Exploring Cape Town Street Youth’s Interconnected Lives on the Street and in Prison. Carceral Spatiality: Dialogues between Geography and Criminology. editor / Dominique Moran ; Anna K. Schliehe. United Kingdom : Springer , 2017. pp. 13-42 (Palgrave Students in Prisons and Penology).
@inbook{5f4a3c7a6e7043f6950eb5610144457f,
title = "Entangled Identities Inside and Outside: Exploring Cape Town Street Youth’s Interconnected Lives on the Street and in Prison",
abstract = "Carceral geographies have recently been concerned with moving beyond spaces of confinement. However, much of this work has tended to focus on understanding expressions of identity inside while neglecting the implications of the prison experience for identities on the outside. This chapter draws on in-depth narratives with Cape Town street youth, aged between 15 and 28, to explore how their lives are interwoven between the spaces of street and prison and exploring what this means for understanding their identities. The chapter concludes by showing that ‘street’ and ‘prison’ are intricately entangled, influencing identity practices and lived realities on the street.",
author = "{van Blerk}, Lorraine",
year = "2017",
month = "5",
day = "8",
doi = "10.1057/978-1-137-56057-5_2",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781137560568",
series = "Palgrave Students in Prisons and Penology",
publisher = "Springer",
pages = "13--42",
editor = "Dominique Moran and Schliehe, {Anna K.}",
booktitle = "Carceral Spatiality",

}

van Blerk, L 2017, Entangled Identities Inside and Outside: Exploring Cape Town Street Youth’s Interconnected Lives on the Street and in Prison. in D Moran & AK Schliehe (eds), Carceral Spatiality: Dialogues between Geography and Criminology. Palgrave Students in Prisons and Penology, Springer , United Kingdom, pp. 13-42. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56057-5_2

Entangled Identities Inside and Outside : Exploring Cape Town Street Youth’s Interconnected Lives on the Street and in Prison. / van Blerk, Lorraine.

Carceral Spatiality: Dialogues between Geography and Criminology. ed. / Dominique Moran; Anna K. Schliehe. United Kingdom : Springer , 2017. p. 13-42 (Palgrave Students in Prisons and Penology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

TY - CHAP

T1 - Entangled Identities Inside and Outside

T2 - Exploring Cape Town Street Youth’s Interconnected Lives on the Street and in Prison

AU - van Blerk, Lorraine

PY - 2017/5/8

Y1 - 2017/5/8

N2 - Carceral geographies have recently been concerned with moving beyond spaces of confinement. However, much of this work has tended to focus on understanding expressions of identity inside while neglecting the implications of the prison experience for identities on the outside. This chapter draws on in-depth narratives with Cape Town street youth, aged between 15 and 28, to explore how their lives are interwoven between the spaces of street and prison and exploring what this means for understanding their identities. The chapter concludes by showing that ‘street’ and ‘prison’ are intricately entangled, influencing identity practices and lived realities on the street.

AB - Carceral geographies have recently been concerned with moving beyond spaces of confinement. However, much of this work has tended to focus on understanding expressions of identity inside while neglecting the implications of the prison experience for identities on the outside. This chapter draws on in-depth narratives with Cape Town street youth, aged between 15 and 28, to explore how their lives are interwoven between the spaces of street and prison and exploring what this means for understanding their identities. The chapter concludes by showing that ‘street’ and ‘prison’ are intricately entangled, influencing identity practices and lived realities on the street.

U2 - 10.1057/978-1-137-56057-5_2

DO - 10.1057/978-1-137-56057-5_2

M3 - Chapter (peer-reviewed)

SN - 9781137560568

T3 - Palgrave Students in Prisons and Penology

SP - 13

EP - 42

BT - Carceral Spatiality

A2 - Moran, Dominique

A2 - Schliehe, Anna K.

PB - Springer

CY - United Kingdom

ER -

van Blerk L. Entangled Identities Inside and Outside: Exploring Cape Town Street Youth’s Interconnected Lives on the Street and in Prison. In Moran D, Schliehe AK, editors, Carceral Spatiality: Dialogues between Geography and Criminology. United Kingdom: Springer . 2017. p. 13-42. (Palgrave Students in Prisons and Penology). https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56057-5_2