Prison Narratives and Criminalization: Anthurium Journal Special Issue

deadline for submissions: 
October 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal
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Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal is seeking submissions for a special issue on “Prison Narratives and Criminalization.”  Submissions may include scholarly essays, research articles, personal narratives, interviews, and oral histories or commentary.  Articles should focus on any aspect of criminalization and/or imprisonment in North America.

Possible themes for submissions include:

  • Prison identities
  • Prison states
  • Community policing, or criminalization of communities
  • Immigrant detention and “crimmigration”
  • Race, migration, and mass incarceration
  • Globalization of prison technologies
  • Gender, sexuality and imprisonment
  • Recidivism and rehabilitation
  • Alternatives to incarceration
  • Prison subcultures
  • Sex trafficking
  • Juvenile justice
  • Crime, racialization, and incarceration
  • Class, labor, and incarceration
  • Prison spaces in popular culture

Prospective contributors should email abstracts of up to 500 words by October 15, 2017.  Final versions of accepted papers will be due by January 31, 2018. 

Please send abstracts and inquiries to Special Issue Editor, Carolina Villalba (