The following paper has been realized with regard to the (con)textual con- struction of violence and power in total institutions. Furthermore the affec- tive role of relations has been investigated in order to understand how con- cepts, such as power and violence, are situated within the relational frame of everyday interactions. The topic of the research has been focused on transgender prisoners, detained in a special section of the female ward of the prison of Florence-Sollicciano. Interviewees with prison‟s staff and MtF transgender inmates have been gathered, concerning to the way how gender identity claims in a highly institutionalized context. Qualitative analysis, adopting the software Transana, has been used in order to study the implicit sense of ideological, historical and relational meanings within discursive production. Results show that everyday interactions, such as between trans- prisoners themselves and amongst them and the penitentiary guards, in- crease the affective value of communication and consequently of interper- sonal relations. The affective variable, therefore, becomes an important as- pect, according to which interaction can be considered pragmatic and situ- ated actions. Empowering the pragmatical and strategical value of situated relations improves not only the difficult condition of detention, but also the hard and challenging tasks a those staff-members, who work in prison every day.

Textos generizados em contextos afetivos: Experiências e relações podem prevenir a violência de gênero na prisão?

HOCHDORN, ALEXANDER;COTTONE, PAOLO FRANCESCO;
2013

Abstract

The following paper has been realized with regard to the (con)textual con- struction of violence and power in total institutions. Furthermore the affec- tive role of relations has been investigated in order to understand how con- cepts, such as power and violence, are situated within the relational frame of everyday interactions. The topic of the research has been focused on transgender prisoners, detained in a special section of the female ward of the prison of Florence-Sollicciano. Interviewees with prison‟s staff and MtF transgender inmates have been gathered, concerning to the way how gender identity claims in a highly institutionalized context. Qualitative analysis, adopting the software Transana, has been used in order to study the implicit sense of ideological, historical and relational meanings within discursive production. Results show that everyday interactions, such as between trans- prisoners themselves and amongst them and the penitentiary guards, in- crease the affective value of communication and consequently of interper- sonal relations. The affective variable, therefore, becomes an important as- pect, according to which interaction can be considered pragmatic and situ- ated actions. Empowering the pragmatical and strategical value of situated relations improves not only the difficult condition of detention, but also the hard and challenging tasks a those staff-members, who work in prison every day.
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