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

Incarcerating the Crisis Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State The United States currently has the largest prison population on the planet Over the last four decades structural unemployment concentrated urban poverty and mass homelessness have also become perm

  • Title: Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State
  • Author: Jordan T. Camp
  • ISBN: 9780520281820
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Paperback
  • The United States currently has the largest prison population on the planet 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 CampThe United States currently has the largest prison population on the planet 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 rise of the neoliberal carceral state 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 events in 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 the poetic visions of social movements including those by James Baldwin, Marvin Gaye, June Jordan, Jos Ram rez, and Sunni Patterson it also suggests that alternative outcomes have been and continue to be possible.

    One thought on “Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State”

    1. A good book that offers a historical materialist conception of analyzing the surveillance and policing's ties to neoliberal practices. The book's strength is its analysis of the rise of a punitive society and neoliberal capital It also makes some efforts to map the cultural resistances against a neoliberal mindset, but generally the analysis is rather generalized and somewhat superficial. None the less, a good effort that explicitly champions a socialist understanding of the present crisis.

    2. Camp ambitiously articulates an argument that takes race as serious as class, history as serious as theory and social movements as serious as political economy. Consequently, this book provides a much needed synthesizes the fundamental texts and contemporary literature on the rise of the carceral state. However, this book is not merely a summery of the literature it makes important interventions, challenging and expanding on some of the most influential arguments about the carceral state buildin [...]

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