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Mass Incarceration, Executions, and Gun Violence in “the Land of the Free”

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Mass incarceration exists in America on a scale unmatched in global history. America is also the only Western democracy that has not abolished the death penalty; and one of the nations that execute ... More


Progressive Punishment: Job Loss, Jail Growth and the Neoliberal Logic of Carceral Expansion

Judah Schept

Published in print:
1942
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479810710
eISBN:
9781479802821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810710.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Progressive Punishment is an ethnographic case study of carceral expansion in Bloomington, Indiana. The book focuses primarily on the logics, discourses, spatial dimensions, and historical context of ... More


Mass Incarceration

Peter Temin

in The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036160
eISBN:
9780262339988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036160.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The United States has a dual justice system; the FTE sector pays fines, and the low-wage sector goes to jail. One out of three black males spends time in prison in a new Jim Crow system. Poor white ... More


Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Mugambi Jouet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Americans are far more divided than other Westerners over basic issues, including wealth inequality, health care, climate change, evolution, the literal truth of the Bible, apocalyptical prophecies, ... More


Men of Mobtown: Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Adam Malka

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636290
eISBN:
9781469636313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636290.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

What if racialized mass incarceration is not a perversion of our criminal justice system’s liberal ideals, but rather a natural conclusion? Adam Malka raises this disturbing possibility through a ... More


The Heart of the Other?

Sarah Tyson

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the United States, life without parole (LWOP) has become the leading alternative to the death penalty. However, we have compelling reason to be suspicious what passes for the abolition of the ... More


Introduction

Carl Lindskoog

in Detain and Punish: Haitian Refugees and the Rise of the World's Largest Immigration Detention System

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400400
eISBN:
9781683400660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400400.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces the problem of immigration detention and reviews its history, noting that the policy of detention was discontinued in 1954 but then began to re-emerge in the 1970s and was ... More


An Abolitionism Worthy of the Name: From the Death Penalty to the Prison Industrial Complex

Lisa Guenther

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In Derrida’s lectures on the death penalty, the United States figures as “both exemplary and exceptional." Derrida acknowledges the racist structure of state violence in the United States, but he ... More


Introduction

Adam Malka

in Men of Mobtown: Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636290
eISBN:
9781469636313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636290.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The opening chapter introduces the broader story that the next seven chapters will tell, and makes clear that this is a study of policing which culminates in the mass black incarceration of late ... More


Reinforcing the Detention System, 1994–2000

Carl Lindskoog

in Detain and Punish: Haitian Refugees and the Rise of the World's Largest Immigration Detention System

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400400
eISBN:
9781683400660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400400.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Haitian detention at Guantanamo Bay continued to focus attention on U.S. detention practice in 1995 as the government’s detention of hundreds of unaccompanied Haitian youth generated enormous ... More


Uses of the Profane

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/9780520296237.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Six explores letter correspondence across prison walls as under-recognized mode of communal preservation in the face of publicly administered torture and genocide. This chapter shifts our ... More


Conclusion

Sarah Haley

in No Mercy Here: "Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627595
eISBN:
9781469627618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627595.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The conclusion engages questions of historical memory and assesses the implications of late nineteenth and early twentieth century punishment for subsequent regimes of prison expansion and mass ... More


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