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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


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


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


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


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


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


Introduction: “The Way I See It”: Reframing Black Youth and Racial Injustice

Carl Suddler

in Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479847624
eISBN:
9781479812691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847624.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter opens with a narrative vignette of David Campanella, son of Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy, to introduce the central themes of the text—racial criminalization, juvenile delinquency, and ... More


Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Simon Balto

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649597
eISBN:
9781469649610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649597.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In July 1919, an explosive race riot forever changed Chicago. For years, black southerners had been leaving the South as part of the Great Migration. Their arrival in Chicago drew the ire and scorn ... More


Introduction

Paul M. Renfro

in Stranger Danger: Family Values, Childhood, and the American Carceral State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190913984
eISBN:
9780190914011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913984.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

The introduction sketches the contours of the book. It details the construction of a moral panic concerning the abduction of children by strangers in the late twentieth century and lays out the ... More


Stranger Danger: Family Values, Childhood, and the American Carceral State

Paul M. Renfro

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190913984
eISBN:
9780190914011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913984.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Starting in the late 1970s, a moral panic concerning child kidnapping and exploitation gripped the United States. For many Americans, a series of high-profile cases of missing and murdered children, ... More


Introduction: The Police Power

Max Felker-Kantor

in Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646831
eISBN:
9781469646855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646831.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Between the 1960s and 1990s, the police power in Los Angeles intensified. Police power was not incidental or supplemental, but constitutive of postwar city politics and authority. The introduction ... More


All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Emily L. Thuma

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042331
eISBN:
9780252051173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042331.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence is a history of grassroots activism by, for, and about incarcerated domestic violence survivors, criminalized rape resisters, ... 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


Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Max Felker-Kantor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646831
eISBN:
9781469646855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646831.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

When the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts erupted in violent protest in August 1965, the uprising drew strength from decades of pent-up frustration with employment discrimination, residential ... 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


“Great Surface Appeal”: The Department of Justice and the Affective Politics of Child Safety

Paul M. Renfro

in Stranger Danger: Family Values, Childhood, and the American Carceral State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190913984
eISBN:
9780190914011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913984.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Chapter 4 recounts how the United States Department of Justice obstructed missing child legislation in the early eighties but eventually buckled under pressure from activists, who deployed an ... More


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