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The final front: arrest and prison

Carrie Hamilton

in Women and ETA

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780719075452
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700754 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719075452.003.0007
The final front: arrest and prison

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This chapter examines women terrorists' memories of arrest and prison. It considers the construction of prison as a gendered space in Spain in the 1960s and 1970s, and explores the gender politics of the radical nationalist amnesty movement, including the participation of the mothers of prisoners and the manner in which female prisoners were marginalised within the ETA prisoner community. The chapter also discusses tension between memories of isolation and violence and positive feelings about the formation of new female communities and activist identities.

Keywords: women terrorists; arrest; prison; Spain; gendered space; gender politics; amnesty movement; female prisoners; female identities

Chapter.  9890 words. 

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