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The crisis of borders and prisons can be seen starkly in statistics. In 2011 some 1,500 migrants died trying to enter Europe, and the United States deported nearly 400,000 and imprisoned some 2.3 million people—more than at any other time in history. International borders are increasingly militarized places embedded within domestic policing and imprisonment and entwined with expanding prison-industrial complexes. Beyond Walls and Cages offers scholarly and activist perspectives on these issues and explores how the international community can move toward a more humane future.

Working at a range of geographic scales and locations, contributors examine concrete and ideological connections among prisons, migration policing and detention, border fortification, and militarization. They challenge the idea that prisons and borders create safety, security, and order, showing that they can be forms of coercive mobility that separate loved ones, disempower communities, and increase shared harms of poverty. Walls and cages can also fortify wealth and power inequalities, racism, and gender and sexual oppression.

As governments increasingly rely on criminalization and violent measures of exclusion and containment, strategies for achieving change are essential. Beyond Walls and Cages develops abolitionist, no borders, and decolonial analyses and methods for social change, showing how seemingly disconnected forms of state violence are interconnected. Creating a more just and free world—whether in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands, the Morocco-Spain region, South Africa, Montana, or Philadelphia—requires that people who are most affected become central to building alternatives to global crosscurrents of criminalization and militarization.

Contributors: Olga Aksyutina, Stokely Baksh, Cynthia Bejarano, Anne Bonds, Borderlands Autonomist, Collective, Andrew Burridge, Irina Contreras, Renee Feltz, Luis A. Fernandez, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Amy Gottlieb, Gael Guevara, Zoe Hammer, Julianne Hing, Subhash Kateel, Jodie M. Lawston, Bob Libal, Jenna M. Loyd, Lauren Martin, Laura McTighe, Matt Mitchelson, Maria Cristina Morales, Alison Mountz, Ruben R. Murillo, Joseph Nevins, Nicole Porter, Joshua M. Price, Said Saddiki, Micol Seigel, Rashad Shabazz, Christopher Stenken, Proma Tagore, Margo Tamez, Elizabeth Vargas, Monica W. Varsanyi, Mariana Viturro, Harsha Walia, Seth Freed Wessler.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Borders, Prisons, and Abolitionist Visions
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Part I: Why Now? Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis
  2. pp. 17-18
  1. Policing Mobility: Maintaining Global Apartheid from South Africa to the United States
  2. pp. 19-26
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  1. Understanding Conquest through a Border Lens: A Comparative Analysis of the Mexico-U.S. and Morocco-Spain Regions
  2. pp. 27-41
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  1. Race, Capitalist Crisis, and Abolitionist Organizing: An Interview with Ruth Wilson Gilmore, February 2010
  2. pp. 42-54
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  1. Part II: Global Crisis, National Struggles: The Work of Policing the Nation around the World
  2. pp. 55-56
  1. The Texas-Mexico Border Wall and Ndé Memory: Confronting Genocide and State Criminality, beyond the Guise of “Impunity”
  2. pp. 57-73
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  1. Prisoners of Passage: Immigration Detention in Canada
  2. pp. 74-90
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  1. Mapping Remote Detention: Dis/location through Isolation
  2. pp. 91-104
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  1. Migration Policy and the Criminalization of Protest
  2. pp. 105-114
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  1. William Bratton in the Other L.A.
  2. pp. 115-125
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  1. Part III: Poverty and Wars at Home: Finding Spaces for Refuge and Change
  2. pp. 127-128
  1. Building Prisons, Building Poverty: Prison Sitings, Dispossession, and Mass Incarceration
  2. pp. 129-142
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  1. Business of Detention
  2. pp. 143-151
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  1. Torn Apart: Struggling to Stay Together after Deportation
  2. pp. 152-162
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  1. Creating Spaces for Change: An Interview with Amy Gottlieb, November 2009
  2. pp. 163-172
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  1. Bajo la Misma Luna: (Under the Same Moon)
  2. pp. 173-178
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  1. Part IV: Battleground Arizona: Local Crossroads, National Struggles
  2. pp. 179-180
  1. Policing Our Border, Policing Our Nation: An Examination of the Ideological Connections between Border Vigilantism and U.S. National Ideology
  2. pp. 181-189
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  1. Resisting the Security-Industrial Complex: Operation Streamline and the Militarization of the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands
  2. pp. 190-208
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  1. Detention and Access to Justice: A Florence Project Case Study
  2. pp. 209-214
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  1. Community, Identity, and Political Struggle: Challenging Immigrant Prisons in Arizona
  2. pp. 215-227
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  1. “Live, Love, and Work”: An Interview with Luis Fernandez, August 2010
  2. pp. 228-238
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  1. Part V: Speaking Up! Standing Up!: Local Struggles against Walls and Cages
  2. pp. 239-240
  1. A Politics for Our Time? Organizing against Jails
  2. pp. 241-252
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  1. “A Prison Is Not a Home”: Notes from the Campaign to End Immigrant Family Detention
  2. pp. 253-265
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  1. Fighting for the Vote: The Struggle against Felon and Immigrant Disenfranchisement
  2. pp. 266-276
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  1. ¡La Policía, la Migra, la Misma Porquería!: Popular Resistance to State Violence
  2. pp. 277-284
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  1. Part VI: Ending Border Wars: Building Abolitionist Futures
  2. pp. 285-286
  1. Mapping Black Bodies for Disease: Prisons, Migration, and the Politics of HIV/AIDS
  2. pp. 287-300
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  1. The War on Drugs Is a War on Relationships: Crossing the Borders of Fear, Silence, and HIV Vulnerability in the Prison-Created Diaspora
  2. pp. 301-313
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  1. Immigrant Justice from a Trans Perspective: An Interview with Gael Guevara, May 2009
  2. pp. 314-324
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  1. Descado en Los Angeles: Cycles of Invisible Resistance
  2. pp. 325-336
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  1. Winning the Fight of Our Lives
  2. pp. 337-346
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 347-356
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 357-374
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780820344928
Print ISBN
9780820344119
MARC Record
OCLC
816042082
Pages
168
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
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