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Incarcerating the crisis : freedom struggles and the rise of the neoliberal state

Jordan T. Camp.
  • Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
  • Copyright Notice: ©2016
  • xiv, 263 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Summary
  • "The United States currently has the highest incarceration rate of any country: one in thirty-five adults are in jail, prison, immigrant detention, or on parole or probation. Over the last four decades, structural unemployment, concentrated urban poverty, and mass homelessness have also become permanent features of the political economy. These developments are without historical precedent, but not without historical explanation. In this searing critique, Jordan T. Camp traces the roots of this explosive carceral crisis through a series of turning points in U.S. history including the Watts insurrection in 1965, the Detroit rebellion in 1967, the Attica uprising in 1971, the Los Angeles revolt in 1992, and post-Katrina New Orleans in 2005. Incarcerating the Crisis argues that these dramatic events coincided with the emergence of neoliberal capitalism and the state's attempts to crush radical social movements. Through an examination of poetic visions of social movements--including those by James Baldwin, Marvin Gaye, June Jordan, Jose Ramirez, and Sunni Patterson--it also suggests that alternative outcomes have been and continue to be possible."--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Introduction: an old world is dying
  • The explosion in Watts: The second reconstruction and the cold war roots of the carceral state
  • Finally got the news: The black freedom struggle and the crisis of U.S. hegemony in Detroit
  • The sound before the fury: Attica, racialized state violence, and the neoliberal turn in New York
  • Reading the writing on the wall: The Los Angeles uprising and the Carceral City
  • What's going on? Moral panics and militarization in post-Katrina New Orleans
  • Shut 'em down: Social movements confront mass homelesness and militarized policing in Los Angeles
  • Epilogue: poetry of the future.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780520281813
  • 0520281810
  • 9780520281820
  • 0520281829
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2015037551
  • OCLC: 926061372
  • OCLC: 926061372