Breaking Out From Binaries Behind Bars: How Structural Identity Denial Influences Pro/Anti-Social Reactionary Responses and Corresponding Psycho-Social Experiences Inside and Outside the Prison Industrial Complex
Name: Kate Larson
Majors: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Psychology
Advisors: Zareen Thomas, Amber Garcia, Katie Holt
The goal of this research was to complete Critical Intersectional Archival Research to find influence of microaggressions against Race, Gender, and Sexuality minorities while under State Detention and ethically express their experiences. This research was performed to discover the connections between marginalized identities and to identify the influence of Social and Structural expectations for behavior that manifest in Authority. How this behavior is carried out in Socially Deviant, marginalized communities; Black, Queer/Trans experiences here as they experience the highest levels of marginalization.
A Major Meta-Analysis was performed for a holistic, Intersectional understanding of Identity Denial through Bio-Socio-Economic Resources before, during, and after experiences of State Surveillance. The three Minor Meta-Analyses within the Major Analysis individually evaluate influences of Race, Gender, and Sexuality respectively on experiences and Reactionary Responses available to Societally Subordinate groups.
Behavior defined as ‘criminal’ exists outside of the accepted goals/means of society, and often occurs when Socially Marginalized populations question Socio-Structural Authority in ways that make sense to them and how their actual needs are met rather than only acknowledging the Allowed Needs supported and enabled by society. These goals/means typically provide and maintain Structured Systems of Behavior to benefit and advance society under the guise of individual pursuit and gain. Dehumanization of Outgroups occurs; silencing them, pushing them away, dismissing them, ignoring what we are truly capable of as humans who believe they have the right to strip another of their Own Humanity. Coincidentally, Deindividuation of the Ingroup occurs, further establishing two Distinct Social Boundaries; those who are allowed to participate in society and those who are not.
Posted in Comments Enabled, Independent Study, Symposium 2023 on April 14, 2023.
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Kate – Thanks for sharing your work with our community. Wishing you very well on your symposium day!
You did it!! Congratulations, Kate. I love the Marsha P. Johnson work by Micah Bizant. This has Disability Justice flair!