Title Beyond the Walls: The Social Reintegration of Prisoners Through the Dialogic Reading of Classic Universal Literature in Prison
Authors ÁLVAREZ CIFUENTES, PILAR, Garcia-Carrion, Rocio, Puigvert, Lidia, PULIDO RODRÍGUEZ, CRISTINA MARÍA, SCHUBERT, TINKA TABEA, ÁLVAREZ CIFUENTES, PILAR, SCHUBERT, TINKA TABEA, PULIDO RODRÍGUEZ, CRISTINA MARÍA
External publication No
Means Int. J. Offender Ther. Comp. Criminol.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 1.87100
SJR Impact 0.83400
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85041820244&doi=10.1177%2f0306624X16672864&partnerID=40&md5=c6ebec92aa3df24e786f5a2e5c0fd20f
Publication date 01/03/2018
ISI 000424647400011
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85041820244
DOI 10.1177/0306624X16672864
Abstract This study analyzed whether it was possible to successfully transfer an experience of dialogic literary gatherings (DLGs) developed in a prison in the Basque Country (Spain), which was found to enhance the participants' readiness to return to their communities. A case study was conducted in a different prison in Catalonia that comprised interviews and focus groups with a group of female prisoners and volunteers involved in the DLG. The communicative analysis conducted showed that the replication of the DLG allowed the participants to discuss and reflect on their biographies and their expected pathways upon release, thus opening possibilities for personal and social change. The results show that participants perceived the DLG as a helpful resource for social reintegration and suggest that DLGs can be transferred to different correctional institutions.
Keywords social reintegration; prisoners; inclusion; dialogic literary gathering
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