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Carceral citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean: Exclusion and belonging in the new mass carceral zone

Parker, Caroline Mary; Weegels, Julienne; (2023) Carceral citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean: Exclusion and belonging in the new mass carceral zone. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies , 116 pp. 69-85. 10.32992/erlacs.11034. Green open access

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Abstract

The punitive turn in crime control has radically altered the shape and meaning of citizenship across the Americas. Imprisonment, compulsory drug rehabilitation, and alternative forms of penal control have multiplied, circumscribing citizens’ options for social and political participation while also leading to striking new modes of social, political, and economic membership across the region. While criminalization is ordinarily viewed as something that threatens ‘full’ citizenship, this special collection explores the new and differentiated kinds of political, economic, and social belonging being devised by the region’s criminalized men and women. In paying close attention to how penal power and its subversion articulate with existing stratifications of citizenship, we illuminate how distinct kinds of carceral citizenship are emerging in various locales across Latin America and the Caribbean. In this article, we also introduce the other contributions to this Special Collection.

Type: Article
Title: Carceral citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean: Exclusion and belonging in the new mass carceral zone
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.32992/erlacs.11034
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.32992/erlacs.11034
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2023 The Author(s). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0) (unless stated otherwise) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: imprisonment, carceral citizenship, criminalization, Latin America
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10184895
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