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Alliances and Adversity

Kenneth Robert Janken

in The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624839
eISBN:
9781469624853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624839.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Following the guilty verdict in the trial of the Wilmington Ten, a broad based movement developed in North Carolina, the larger United States, and the world to overturn the convictions on appeal and ... More


Free the Wilmington Ten at Once!

Kenneth Robert Janken

in The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624839
eISBN:
9781469624853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624839.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter and the previous one discuss the sophisticated multiyear campaign to free the Wilmington Ten carried out by religious and secular black nationalists, the Communist-affiliated National ... More


The Making of a Movement

Kenneth Robert Janken

in The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624839
eISBN:
9781469624853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624839.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The growth of the movement in Wilmington was stimulated by the presence of organizations dedicated to breaking through the suffocating restrictions of paternalism that the white elite of North ... More


Integrating Civic Engagement

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0031
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter considers ways of doing important and effective civic engagement work. As democratic forces for social change, worker centers engage their members in civic life. They amplify workers ... More


The Early Twenty-First Century Death Penalty in U.S. Politics

Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

in Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199967933
eISBN:
9780190225612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967933.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter recounts the changing political landscape of the death penalty and how a number of state legislatures abolished the death penalty during the early 2000s in one of the country’s most ... More


For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Erica R. Meiners

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

For the Children argues that the child is a critical figure to the understanding of the struggle to dismantle America’s prison nation. The child--and all producing institutions including schools, ... More


Race Returns to Center Stage

Michael V. Metz

in Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042416
eISBN:
9780252051258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.003.0026
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

King’s assassination moved race to center stage on campus, Eugene McCarthy entered the presidential race, Lyndon Johnson withdrew his name from nomination by his party, and Citizens for Racial ... More


Registering Sex, Rethinking Safety

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The sixth chapter challenges the state’s response to sexual violence against children (and women) and argues that critiquing the popular construction of the sex offender and the growth of associated ... More


Restorative Justice Is Not Enough

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The fourth chapter engages with and reframes a body of scholarship and organizes its focuses on the STPP. This is to both explore the punishing artifacts that prison or carceral reforms produce, and ... More


Magical Age

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The first chapter explores the shifting conceptions of children and childhood, particularly in the context of the criminal/legal systems. Throughout history the emphasis of the child and childhood ... More


Beyond Reform: The Architecture of Prison and School Closure

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Building from this political moment of reinvestment, restructuring, or rebalancing, the third chapter analyzes the logics surrounding Illinois’ prison and school closures to illustrate the value of ... More


Life and Death: Reentry after Incarceration

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The fifth chapter works with three overlapping narratives and unfinished reports about the “re-entry from prison” to illustrate how punishment exceeds outside of prisons walls, and how meanings ... More


Not This: Building Futures Now

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The seventh and final chapter of For the Children analyzes the challenges and possibilities of small-scale initiatives that struggles to build other forms of public safety beyond prisons and ... More


Introduction

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In the introduction of For the Children the chapter opens with a community response to the closure of a prison. Local residents protested the closure, stating that the action would harm their ... More


Spring Sputters to an End

Michael V. Metz

in Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042416
eISBN:
9780252051258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.003.0027
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In a quiet end to a tumultuous year, Jim Kornibe was elected student-body president on a platform of increased student control. Daily Illini writer Linda Picone asked if the campus New Left had run ... More


The Trouble with the Child in the Carceral State

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The second chapter focuses on the circulation of real and imagined children in four movements that surround the carceral state to illustrate how the invocation of children/childhood, even with the ... More


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