Record:   Prev Next
Author Camp, Jordan T., 1979- author
Title Incarcerating the crisis : freedom struggles and the rise of the neoliberal state / Jordan T. Camp
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HN57 .C33 2016    AVAILABLE    30520020826351
 RCHSS Library  HN57 C33 2016    AVAILABLE    30560400443328
 人文社會聯圖  HN57 .C33 2016    AVAILABLE    30600020100310
Descript xiv, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series American crossroads ; 43
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-253) and index
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: urban insurgency, counterinsurgency, and the crisis of hegemony in Detroit -- The sound before the fury: Attica, racialized state violence, and the neoliberal turn -- 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 mass incarceration in Los Angeles -- Epilogue: poetry of the future
"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
Subject Protest movements -- United States -- History
Race riots -- United States -- History
African Americans -- Social conditions
Neoliberalism -- Social aspects -- United States -- History
Social problems in mass media
Race relations in mass media
United States -- Race relations -- History
Record:   Prev Next