Abstract

Abstract:

This article proposes a new understanding of problematization as a collaborative activist practice that enables social change by unsettling existing ways of thinking. An important term in Michel Foucault's late work, problematization is usually understood as a form of philosophy that entails ethical self-transformation. Considering Foucault's scholarship alongside his activism with the Prisons Information Group (GIP), I theorize problematization as a way of responding to prison protests that seeks to amplify their disruptive power by calling into question the logics used to adjudicate them. Understood in this way, I suggest, problematization could help push the limits of prison reform today.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1092-311X
Print ISSN
2572-6633
Pages
pp. 66-84
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-29
Open Access
No
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