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NUNES, Caroline Cabral  e  MACEDO, João Paulo. "Hardened prison bodies": Women and Subjectivities in Exception. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.1, pp. 1-12. ISSN 2359-0769.

The article aims to analyze the network of powers in prison and the vectors of subjection on the bodies of women arrested in a mixed prison located in the municipality of Parnaíba, Piauí. Through participatory observation methodological strategies; and dialogues with these women, their dimensions of life are analyzed, such as health, sexuality, work, and other behaviors. For that, it uses the concepts of biopolitics, presented by Michel Foucault, and necropolitics, proposed by Achille Mbembe, as key reading concepts to understand the Brazilian prison system, most specifically massive female incarceration. The biopolitical and necropolitical control of female bodies is observed, such as the absence or insufficiency of specific services for female health, the precarious food provided the limitation of their sexualities, in addition to the abandonment or forgetfulness to which many are subjected in prison. It found that the penal system operates through sexist, classist, and racist practices, prolonging the exclusionary and discriminatory social structure, granting women heavier weight in their penalties. But, there is also resistance, such as the organization and solidarity of the group, the transgression of norms, and the friendship building.

Palavras-chave : woman; prison; biopolitics; necropolitics; power.

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