Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Rannila, Päivi
Organisation University of Turku
Project title Spaces of confinement in the institutions of care and control in Finland
Decision No. 308616
Decision date 13.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 480 000
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Project description
The research concentrates on spaces of confinement in the institutions of care and control in Finland. The aging population and the recent reports of mistreatment in psychiatric hospitals and retirement homes indicate a need for a more diverse study on the institutions of care. The research project asks, firstly, how are the Finnish institutions of care and control constituted in laws, rules, norms, regulations and discourses? Secondly, how are the overlapping norms actualized in the institutions of care and control, and what kinds of carceral mechanisms, practices and coping strategies can be identified? And thirdly, by which means can alternatives for confinement be produced, and how do they change the spatial characters of care and control? The studied institutions include a psychiatric hospital for prisoners, other psychiatric hospitals, retirement homes and retirement villages.