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University of California Press
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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. 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, José Ramírez, and Sunni Patterson—it also suggests that alternative outcomes have been and continue to be possible. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction: An Old World Is Dying
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. Chapter 1. The Explosion in Watts: The Second Reconstruction and the Cold War Roots of the Carceral State
  2. pp. 21-42
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  1. Chapter 2. Finally Got the News: Urban Insurgency, Counterinsurgency, and the Crisis of Hegemony in Detroit
  2. pp. 43-67
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  1. Chapter 3. The Sound Before the Fury: Attica, Racialized State Violence and the Neoliberal Turn
  2. pp. 68-97
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  1. Chapter 4. Reading the Writing on the Wall: The Los Angeles Uprising and the Carceral City
  2. pp. 98-115
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  1. Chapter 5. What’s Going On? Moral Panics and Militarization in Post-Katrina New Orleans
  2. pp. 116-133
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  1. Chapter 6. Shut ’Em Down: Social Movements Confront Mass Homelessness and Mass Incarceration in Los Angeles
  2. pp. 134-145
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  1. Epilogue: The Poetry of the Future
  2. pp. 146-154
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 155-216
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 217-254
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 255-265
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520957688
Related ISBN
9780520281813
MARC Record
OCLC
945376454
Pages
268
Launched on MUSE
2016-05-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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