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Reading Race as the Real: The Securities and Punishments of Neoliberal Cool

Shannon Winnubst

in Way Too Cool: Selling Out Race and Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172950
eISBN:
9780231539883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172950.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter turns directly to race to argue that it functions as the Lacanian Real and jams the neoliberal machine. It develops this argument through several cultural examples: “the ghetto tax,” the ... More


A New Perspective on the Carceral State

Heather Schoenfeld

in Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226520964
eISBN:
9780226521152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226521152.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter introduces the core claims, concepts, and contributions of the book. It argues that mass incarceration was not inevitable. Policymakers had to choose to build state capacity to arrest, ... More


Zero Tolerance: Crime and Punishment in the Punitive State

Roger N. Lancaster

in Sex Panic and the Punitive State

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255654
eISBN:
9780520948211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255654.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Punitive governance involves a dramatic shift in long-standing liberal ideas about the burden of proof. The entrenchment of punitive practices at the center of governance today poses a striking ... More


Introduction

Anne E. Parsons

in From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640631
eISBN:
9781469640655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640631.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction reviews the relevant histories of prisons, mental health policy, and the social welfare state. It highlights how recent scholarship has not connected the history of mental hospitals ... More


Reading Richard Wright beyond the Carceral State: The Politics of Refusal in Black Radical Imagination

Laura Grattan

in The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter by Laura Grattan offers an alternative to critics and admirers who equate Wright’s resistance to white supremacy and capitalism with either ressentiment or violence. Drawing on Native ... More


The Explosion in Watts: The Second Reconstruction and the Cold War Roots of the Carceral State

Jordan T. Camp

in Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520281813
eISBN:
9780520957688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281813.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the relationships between the freedom movement, the Watts insurrection, and the formation of the carceral-security apparatus during the Cold War. The counterinsurgency against ... More


Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration

Heather Schoenfeld

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226520964
eISBN:
9780226521152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226521152.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Building the Prison State is a new look at why the United States locks millions of people behind bars, in harsh conditions, with little opportunity to better themselves, for long periods of time. ... More


Introduction

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/9781469627595.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction begins with an appeal by Lula Walker for leniency on behalf of her niece who was a survivor of domestic violence, which exposes the role of racial patriarchy in structuring criminal ... More


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

Sarah Haley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627595
eISBN:
9781469627618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627595.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity provides an analysis of the role of gender ideology in the development of southern punishment after the Civil War, arguing that ... More


Epilogue

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/9781469636290.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

The epilogue argues that the black carceral state was not simply a recreated slave state. Rather, as shown throughout the book, the black carceral state arose in liberal freedom’s name. Had the old ... More


Heart

Tanya Erzen

in Rethinking Therapeutic Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226249933
eISBN:
9780226250274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226250274.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the language and practices of “heart change,” the idea that incarcerated individuals can rediscover their true hearts and thus be remade in Christian prison ministries. ... More


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