Doing Time/Waiting on the Outside: Academic Reflections of a Personal Nature

Rosalva Resendiz, University of Texas Pan American

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 Mills sociological imagination, Dorothy Smiths situated subject position, and Patricia Hill Collins theoretical/methodological approach, I position myself as a subject and as a researcher in reflecting and exploring issues surrounding odoing time 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 obarrio politics and identity politics in understanding the experience of prison from the ooutside.

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