Towards a Feminist Carceral Geography? Of Female Offenders and Prison Spaces

  • Anna K. SchlieheEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology book series (PSIPP)


Women’s incarceration is a topic on the margins of carceral studies, but it is also one of the first subjects explored by early carceral geography research. Dirsuweit’s (1999) article, on South African prisons for women, was one of the first contemporary carceral geography articles and raised many different aspects that define incarceration: architectural and social forms of control; the prisoners’ adaption and resistance towards control; the issues of identity, agency, culture and sexuality.


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