Women Disrupting a Marginalized Identity: Subverting the Parolee Identity through Narrative
Women on parole often resist the stigma associated with their criminal records, and instead redefine their identities in a way that makes them feel empowered, while still relying largely on 'traditional' social norms. This ethnographic study discusses the complexities, including benefits and drawbacks, of why and how these women reshape their identities.
Opsal, T. D. (2011). Women Disrupting a Marginalized Identity: Subverting the Parolee Identity through Narrative. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 40(2), 135–167. https://doi.org/10.1177/0891241610384995
Open Access Source: https://booksc.org/book/40712784/d11555
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