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Mapping the Manifestations of Exclusion: Challenging the Incarceration of Queer People

Emmerich, Fabienne; Adams, Felicity


Felicity Adams


Prisons are coercive spaces that strengthen and support the capitalist system. They are deeply gendered institutions that enforce a gender binary and perpetuate heteronormative gender performativity. These confinement spaces produce varieties of exclusion for queer people who challenge gender binaries. They are deemed both vulnerable and threatening. The purpose of this chapter is to explore how the law on prisoners’ rights reinforces gender-normative and heteronormative conceptions through the multiple manifestations of exclusion of queer prisoners: gender recognition: the systemic exclusions of transgender identities; isolation of visible and vulnerable queer prisoners; and heightened surveillance of long term relationships.

Acceptance Date Apr 29, 2020
Online Publication Date Nov 30, 2020
Publication Date Dec 1, 2020
Publicly Available Date May 26, 2023
Publisher Springer
Pages 107-140
Series Title Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies
Series ISSN 2947-9282
Book Title The Queer Outside in UK Law
Chapter Number 4
ISBN 978-3-030-48829-1; 978-3-030-48832-1
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