|The purpose of this paper is to examine the intersection of ethnicity, class, gender, and geography from a postmodern critical race feminist
approach. In line with C. Wright MillsâÇÖ sociological imagination, Dorothy SmithâÇÖs situated subject position, and Patricia Hill CollinsâÇÖ
theoretical/methodological approach, I position myself as a subject and as a researcher in reflecting and exploring issues surrounding âÇodoing timeâÇŁ with lovers, friends, and family. For some Mexican American women from the barrio, prison becomes a natural part of their daily lives . And through the use of auto/biography, I attempt to integrate âÇobarrio politicsâÇŁ and identity politics in understanding the experience of prison from the âÇooutsideâÇŁ.
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