The right to freedom: the radical pragmatism of prison resistance in protracted conflicts
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Pragmatismo; resistência carcerária; conflitos; greves Pragmatismo; resistencia carcelaria; conflictos; huelgas Pragmatism; prison resistance; conflicts; strikes

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Acosta Morales, M. G., Montero Solano, J. P., & Tite, S. R. (2022). The right to freedom: the radical pragmatism of prison resistance in protracted conflicts. Runas. Journal of Education and Culture, 3(6), e21087.


Prisons often function as epicenters of protracted conflicts, in which the state uses imprisonment and detention as a means of control, and detainees seek to use prison space for resistance, both internally and through solidarity with external networks. The objective of the present investigation consists of recognizing the aspects of the radical pragmatism of the prison resistance in Ecuador. The resistance of the prisoners is present in almost all prison spaces. However, in this article he focused on three contexts that, while politically, culturally, and geographically distinct, all represent protracted conflicts, such as protracted struggles by communal groups for basic needs such as security, recognition, acceptance, fair access to political institutions. and economic participation. Finally, it became clear that states use mass incarceration and arbitrary detention in an attempt to stifle resistance movements, especially in protracted post-empirical conflicts.
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Copyright (c) 2022 María Gabriela Acosta Morales, Juan Pablo Montero Solano, Segundo Ramiro Tite


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