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Hope in activist criminology

Seoighe, Rachel (2023) Hope in activist criminology. In: The Emerald International Handbook of Activist Criminology. Emerald Studies in Activist Criminology . Emerald Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 93-106. ISBN 978-1-80262-200-3. E-ISBN 978-1-80262-199-0. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:102389)

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In this chapter, I reflect on the place of hope in activist criminology. Offering reflections from my own activist scholarship, this chapter draws out the ways in which hope structures and sustains our work across temporal frames and distinct modes of academic practice. This chapter develops a hopeful analysis of lineage, memory and resistance, reflecting on my participatory research with the Tamil community in London, and reflects on the revival of utopian thought in criminological scholarship. Hopeful imaginaries of an abolitionist future inform my scholar-activism with Reclaim Holloway – an abolitionist collective formed to influence the redevelopment of the Holloway prison site. I describe this future-oriented work before considering hope as a practice in the present, focusing on ‘pedagogies of hope’ as activist criminology in the classroom.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Hope, abolition, utopias, Tamil struggle, Holloway prison, pedagogy
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Utopias. Anarchism
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Rachel Seoighe
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2023 09:08 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2024 04:25 UTC
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