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Risky Business? The Value of Employing Offenders and Ex-Offenders: An Interview With James Timpson, Chief Executive of Timpson (2019)
Journal Article
Pandeli, J., & O’Regan, N. (in press). Risky Business? The Value of Employing Offenders and Ex-Offenders: An Interview With James Timpson, Chief Executive of Timpson. Journal of Management Inquiry, https://doi.org/10.1177/1056492619836167

© The Author(s) 2019. This interview with James Timpson, Chief Executive of Timpson retailers, explores his innovative approach to recruitment and empowerment in the workplace. James Timpson is passionate about the employment of ex-offenders, working... Read More about Risky Business? The Value of Employing Offenders and Ex-Offenders: An Interview With James Timpson, Chief Executive of Timpson.

‘I am a person who works’: The stigmatised prisoner identity and the work self as redeemer (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Pandeli, J. (2018, September). ‘I am a person who works’: The stigmatised prisoner identity and the work self as redeemer. Paper presented at British Academy of Management Conference 2018

Based on the findings of a ten-month ethnography of prisoners incarcerated in a British prison, this paper addresses how prisoners negotiate between two divergent identities, the criminal self and the work self to manage stigma. Two categories of pri... Read More about ‘I am a person who works’: The stigmatised prisoner identity and the work self as redeemer.

The nurturing of ‘good’ capitalists: Prisoners and private prison labour (2018)
Journal Article
Pandeli, J. (2018). The nurturing of ‘good’ capitalists: Prisoners and private prison labour. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2018(1), 14696. https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2018.14696abstract

This paper draws on a ten-month ethnographic study of private prison work in a UK prison to drawn attention to the prevalence of neoliberalism; even in an institution as secreted and isolated as a prison, the neoliberal ideology can flourish. Prisone... Read More about The nurturing of ‘good’ capitalists: Prisoners and private prison labour.

Captive in Cycles of Invisibility? Prisoners’ Work for the Private Sector (2018)
Journal Article
Pandeli, J., Marinetto, M., & Jenkins, J. (2019). Captive in Cycles of Invisibility? Prisoners’ Work for the Private Sector. Work, Employment and Society, 33(4), 596-612. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017018777712

© The Author(s) 2018. This article critiques a case of modern prison-labour by exploring prisoners’ attitudes towards the prison-work they undertake while incarcerated. The study is based at a privatised male prison in the UK, assigned the pseudonym... Read More about Captive in Cycles of Invisibility? Prisoners’ Work for the Private Sector.

More than ‘just a joke’: Humour as strategic interplay between prison staff and prisoners (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Pandeli, J. (2017, August). More than ‘just a joke’: Humour as strategic interplay between prison staff and prisoners

Drawing on a ten-month ethnographic study of a UK prison, this paper discusses the use of humour between prisoners and prison staff. The negotiation of humour is dependent on the complex power dynamics between these two groups. Three types of instruc... Read More about More than ‘just a joke’: Humour as strategic interplay between prison staff and prisoners.

Orange-collar workers: An ethnographic study of modern prison labour (2015)
Thesis
Pandeli, J. (in press). Orange-collar workers: An ethnographic study of modern prison labour. (Thesis). Cardiff University

Work routines are integral to prison life. One recent development, at the behest of the government, especially in privatised prisons, has been the contracting out of work by private companies to prison. This type of work is usually organised under th... Read More about Orange-collar workers: An ethnographic study of modern prison labour.

Teabags, tools and getting my hands dirty: The female outsider in the total (male) institution (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Pandeli, J. (2015, August). Teabags, tools and getting my hands dirty: The female outsider in the total (male) institution. Paper presented at Ethnography Symposium 2015

This paper discusses the complex role that gender plays for the female researcher in a male prison. I reflect on how gender influenced my research outcomes and my experience of the field by drawing on ethnographic research in a total (male) instituti... Read More about Teabags, tools and getting my hands dirty: The female outsider in the total (male) institution.