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The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

Colin Dayan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691070919
eISBN:
9781400838592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691070919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Abused dogs, prisoners tortured in Guantánamo and supermax facilities, or slaves killed by the state—all are deprived of personhood through legal acts. Such deprivations have recurred throughout ... More


Equality Without Vision

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the paradoxical ways that the Civil War served to strengthen states’ rights. Abolition was countered in many states by the enactment of “the Black Codes”, undermining the ... More


The Disenfranchised Population

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapters 1 and 2 endeavored to describe and analyze the origins of modern felon disenfranchisement laws, as well as highlight the peculiarities of the American case. This chapter now asks who these ... More


The Contemporary Disenfranchisement Regime

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0022
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter analyzes the sources of rising rates of felon disenfranchisement and outlines some explanations for the growth of American correctional populations. The largest part of this growth is ... More


Disenfranchisement and Civic Reintegration: Felons Speak Out

Jeff Manza, Christopher Uggen, and Angela Behrens

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0042
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The survey results described in Chapter 5 provide useful information about the political orientations of people who have had contact with the criminal justice system. Yet those results also suggest ... More


The Impact of Disenfranchisement on Political Participation

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0043
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter considers how many disenfranchised felons would participate nationally and how they would vote if they were eligible. It shows that a significant share of the disenfranchised felon ... More


A Threat to Democracy?

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0047
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter considers the impact of felon disenfranchisement on election outcomes. It begins with an overview of the implications of incomplete suffrage rights for democratic practice. It is ... More


Unlocking the Vote

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0055
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter considers a range of policy and political proposals for reenfranchisement. It suggests that the key long-term reforms require reconsideration of all voting restrictions on ... More


From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages

William Chester Jordan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164953
eISBN:
9781400866397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164953.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

At the height of the Middle Ages, a peculiar system of perpetual exile— or abjuration—flourished in western Europe. It was a judicial form of exile, not political or religious, and it was meted out ... More


How We Hinder: Legal and Practical Barriers to Reintegration

Joan Petersilia

in When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160864
eISBN:
9780199943395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160864.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the growing number of citizens who have criminal records and the ways in which those records are increasingly being openly shared with the public. It also reviews the evidence ... More


Foundations

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter begins by reviewing arguments that supporters of felon disenfranchisement have used to frame the public debate. But the contemporary arguments in support of felon disenfranchisement do ... More


The Racial Origins of Felon Disenfranchisement

Jeff Manza, Christopher Uggen, and Angela Behrens

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter develops a broad historical overview, subjecting race-based theories about the adoption and development of felon disenfranchisement laws to scrutiny. It develops a systematic ... More


Political Attitudes, Voting, and Criminal Behavior

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0032
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Researchers have turned their attention to prisoner reentry and reintegration as more and more people are released from prison and placed back into their communities each year. This scholarship ... More


Public Opinion and Felon Disenfranchisement

Jeff Manza, Christopher Uggen, and Clem Brooks

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0050
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines public attitudes toward disenfranchisement. It shows that there is little public support for stripping the right to vote from all people convicted of felonies. Instead, the ... More


Introduction

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to analyze and interpret felon disenfranchisement laws in the United States. It examines whether and how large-scale ... More


Civil Death

Colin Dayan

in The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691070919
eISBN:
9781400838592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691070919.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes what happens to persons in two cases: the free person of property who commits a felony and undergoes civil death and the enslaved person, who, as bearer of “negative ... More


Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism

Andrew Dilts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262410
eISBN:
9780823268986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262410.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism, gives a theoretical and historical account of the pernicious practice of felon disenfranchisement, drawing widely on ... More


Child of a Convicted Felon

Anonymous

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0079
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, the author shares her thoughts about her parents, both of whom were convicted felons. At first she did not notice or understand her parents' wrongdoings. To her they looked normal. ... More


Living in Infamy: Felon Disfranchisement and the History of American Citizenship

Pippa Holloway

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199976089
eISBN:
9780199349760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199976089.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

Felon disfranchisement laws were revised after 1865 to target African Americans newly freed and enfranchised by the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments. These laws were among the earliest methods to ... More


Fabricating Figures

Andrew Dilts

in Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262410
eISBN:
9780823268986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262410.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter offers an account of how “figures” are discursively produced and socially fabricated through practices that sit between distinct but overlapping domains of power/knowledge. Through an ... More


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