Peers at the pier: Youth in Confinement: A gender perspective on treatment and punishment in secure care institutions

Peers at the pier: Youth in Confinement: A gender perspective on treatment and punishment in secure care institutions

Global Refugee Studies (GRS), Social Work, Techno anthropology, Learning & Philosophy and Tourism invite to ’Viden på Kajen’/’Peers at the pier’.

Time

23.11.2017 kl. 14.30 - 23.11.2017 kl. 16.00

Description

Show up and discuss the research of Ann-Karina Eske Henriksen (Social Work). Discussants: Steffen Jensen (GRS) and Mathias Herup (Political Science).


Youth in Confinement: A gender perspective on treatment and punishment in secure care institutions

In Denmark, secure care institutions are gender-integrated and accommodate young people with a wide range of psychiatric and social troubles. The large majority of young people are placed here in surrogate custody, and a minority, mostly girls, are placed here in protective care. Based on a qualitative study of gendered practices and experiences in Danish secure care institutions, this presentation provides insight into how gender and pathology merge to produce vulnerabilities in care. I argue, that while girls are viewed through a lens of pathology, protective care practices largely fail to provide treatment for girls. Drawing on Foucault and feminist scholarship on penal/welfare responses to women, I argue that institutional practices contribute to the production of disordered selves and the marginalization of girls in secure care. The presentation addresses wider debates on how gender underpins penal-welfare responses and interventions.

Read more in: Henriksen, A (2017): “Confined to care: Girls' Gendered Vulnerabilities in Secure Institutions”. Gender & Society, Vol. 31 (5): 677-698.


Following seminars:

Friday the 1st of December: Stine Adrian (Tech.anthro.): Selecting Donor Sperm - On the Borders and Boundaries of Ethics


All very exotic, but is there anything from this topic, that can make us wiser in other research fields? Come and join us discussing an afternoon at the pier - There will be served coffee/the and cake. 


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Host

Global Refugee Studies (GRS), Social Work, Techno anthropology, Learning & Philosophy and Tourism

Address

Frederiks Kaj 10B, GRS meeting room at third floor