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Games Prisoners Play: The Tragicomic Worlds of Polish Prison By Marek M. Kaminski,

  • Title: Games Prisoners Play: The Tragicomic Worlds of Polish Prison
  • Author: Marek M. Kaminski
  • ISBN: 9780691117218
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On March 11, 1985, a van was pulled over in Warsaw for a routine traffic check that turned out to be anything but routine Inside was Marek Kaminski, a Warsaw University student who also ran an underground press for Solidarity The police discovered illegal books in the vehicle, and in a matter of hours five secret police escorted Kaminski to jail A sociology and mathematOn March 11, 1985, a van was pulled over in Warsaw for a routine traffic check that turned out to be anything but routine Inside was Marek Kaminski, a Warsaw University student who also ran an underground press for Solidarity The police discovered illegal books in the vehicle, and in a matter of hours five secret police escorted Kaminski to jail A sociology and mathematics major one day, Kaminski was the next a political prisoner trying to adjust to a bizarre and dangerous new world This remarkable book represents his attempts to understand that world As a coping strategy until he won his freedom half a year later by faking serious illness, Kaminski took clandestine notes on prison subculture Much later, he discovered the key to unlocking that culture game theory Prison first appeared an irrational world of unpredictable violence and arbitrary codes of conduct But as Kaminski shows in riveting detail, prisoners, to survive and prosper, have to master strategic decision making A clever move can shorten a sentence a bad decision can lead to rape, beating, or social isolation Much of the confusion in interpreting prison behavior, he argues, arises from a failure to understand that inmates are driven not by pathological emotion but by predictable and rational calculations Kaminski presents unsparing accounts of initiation rituals, secret codes, caste structures, prison sex, self injuries, and of the humor that makes this brutal world bearable This is a work of unusual power, originality, and eloquence, with implications for understanding human behavior far beyond the walls of one Polish prison.
    Games Prisoners Play The Tragicomic Worlds of Polish Prison On March a van was pulled over in Warsaw for a routine traffic check that turned out to be anything but routine Inside was Marek Kaminski a Warsaw University student who also ran an undergr

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    1. What we have here is a book that one would almost imagine could not be written The author is a bizarre kind of miracle He got a true insider s view of what goes on within a particular prison culture, he took the risk of honestly publicizing it, he did not aim to sensationalize it, and he rigorously pursued his theory that sociological tools and game theory can help us perceive prison behavior as fully logical, rational, and comprehensible if we can access the values and thought processes of the [...]

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