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Unpacking the Crisis: Women of Color, Globalization, and the Prison-Industrial Complex

Julia Sudbury

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/9780520252493.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The emergence of a vibrant anti-prison movement has brought attention to the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States. Although men make up over 90 percent of prison populations in the ... More


The Culture of Control Expands

Miriam Boeri

in Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293465
eISBN:
9780520966710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293465.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The primary agents of social control as the War on Drugs escalated were police, courts, jails, prisons, and drug treatment programs. This chapter discusses the social, historical, and economic forces ... More


Prison Abolition in Practice: The LEAD Project, the Politics of Healing, and a New Way of Life

Setsu Shigematsu, Gwen D’Arcangelis, and Melissa Burch

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/9780520252493.003.0086
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In 1982, in a residential neighborhood in Los Angeles, a speeding police car hit a five-year-old boy and killed him. Susan Burton, the mother of the little boy, experienced the agony of losing her ... More


The Prison-Industrial Complex in Indigenous California

Stormy Ogden

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/9780520252493.003.0072
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Angela Davis argues that the prison-industrial complex (PIC) is about racism, social control, and profit. This chapter shows that the PIC was built right on the ancestral lands and the very lives of ... More


Ephemeral Value and Disused Commodities

Sharon Luk

in Life of Paper: Letters and a Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520296237
eISBN:
9780520968820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296237.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Five clarifies theoretically the overlaps and distinctions between problematizing contemporary mass incarceration in terms of capitalist production, on the one hand, and in terms of social ... More


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