Nat Smith, Eric A. Stanley's Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial PDF

By Nat Smith, Eric A. Stanley

ISBN-10: 1849350701

ISBN-13: 9781849350709

Pathologized, terrorized, and constrained, trans/gender non-conforming and queer fogeys have regularly struggled opposed to the enormity of the criminal commercial complicated. the 1st selection of its variety, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith compile present and previous prisoners, activists, and teachers to provide new methods for realizing how race, gender, skill, and sexuality are lived less than the crushing weight of captivity. via a politic of gender self-determination, this assortment argues that trans/queer liberation and felony abolition needs to be grown jointly. From rioting opposed to police violence and critiquing hate crimes laws to prisoners difficult entry to HIV medicines, and much past, Captive Genders is a problem for us all to hitch the struggle.

"An intriguing assemblage of writings--analyses, manifestos, tales, interviews--that traverse the complex entanglements of surveillance, policing, imprisonment, and the construction of gender normativity.... [T]he participants to this quantity create new frameworks and new vocabularies that without doubt may have a transformative effect at the theories and practices of twenty-first century abolition."--Angela Y. Davis, professor emerita, college of California, Santa Cruz

"The goal of criminal abolition is to find and advertise the numerous methods freedom and distinction are at the same time based. The participants to Captive Genders brilliantly shatter the idea that the antidote to risk is human sacrifice."--Ruth Wilson Gilmore, writer of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, concern, and competition in Globalizing California

"Captive Genders is without delay a scathing and worthy research of the criminal business complicated and a background of queer resistance to kingdom tyranny. through queering a criminal abolition research, Captive Genders strikes us to visualize the very unlikely dream of liberation."--Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, writer of So many ways to Sleep Badly

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Corporations specifically named in complaints by workers include General Electric, Honeywell, Sony, General Motors, McDonald’s, Sprint, and the Washington State apple industry. 12. L1=news&category= 50&stor=1241. 13. pdf. 14. Alan David Freeman, “Legitimizing Racial Discrimination Through Antidiscrimination Law: A Critical Review of Supreme Court Doctrine,” 62 MINN. L. REV. 1049, 1052 (1978). 15. org and Stop It Now! org online for more research documenting and tools for ending child sexual abuse.

Abolition is the practice of transformation in the here and now and the ever after. Maybe wrestling with such a significant demand is the wake-up call that an increasingly sleepy LGBT movement needs. The true potential of queer and trans politics cannot be found in attempting to reinforce our tenuous right to exist by undermining someone else’s. If it is not clear already, we are all in this together. To claim our legacy of beautiful impossibility is to begin practicing ways of being with one another and making movement that sustain all life on this planet, without exception.

This stuff is heavy, we realize. Our communities and our movements are up against tremendous odds and have inherited a great deal of trauma that we are still struggling to deal with. A common and reasonable response to these conditions is getting overwhelmed, feeling defeated, losing hope. ” As trans people, we’ve been hearing this for ages. After all, according to our legal system, the media, science, and many of our families and religions, we shouldn’t exist! Our ways of living and expressing ourselves break such fundamental rules that systems crash at our feet, close their doors to us, and attempt to wipe us out.

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