Murals and Mirrors: Imprisoned Women and the Politics of Belonging

  • Marisa Belausteguigoitia-Rius


This is the story of an uprising of women inside a Mexican prison to take over the prison walls. It is a story of the uprising of a gaze and the rising of a voice. It is a story of how women in prison came together and transformed a territory of punishment and reduction into one of belonging and access to justice. It narrates a rebellion against imprisonment, abysmal failures in education and juridical blindness. It offers a perspective on the collective fight for a specific right: the right to see and to be seen as a foundational operation in the construction of a politics of belonging.


Collective Action Mexico City Gender Perspective Female Prisoner Woman Prisoner 
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