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ERIC Number: EJ1163593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Straddling the School-to-Prison Pipeline and Gender Non-Conforming Microaggressions as a Latina Lesbian
Caraves, Jacqueline
Journal of LGBT Youth, v15 n1 p52-69 2018
Although there is a growing body of work on the experiences of girls in juvenile justice and women in prison, still little is known about the experiences of Latinas in the prison pipeline. Accordingly, even less is known about lesbian/queer Latinas in the prison pipeline. Gabriela's case study reveals her experiences in and out of the Juvenile Justice System as she seeks to build her life upon release as a young adult raised in multiple institutions. Using a Critical Race Theory and Latina/o Critical Race Theory (LatCrit) framework, this case study shows how Gabriela's intersectional identities have impacted her experience of going into and coming out of the prison pipeline. By focusing on her intersectional identity, I argue a for a new type of microaggression, which I refer to as gender non-conforming microaggressions, that explains the ways in which her gender performance and transgressions coupled with her sexuality and race create situations wherein she was insulted and criminalized.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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