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Incarcerating the crisis : freedom struggles and the rise of the neoliberal state / Jordan T. Camp.

By: Camp, Jordan T, 1979- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.American crossroads: 43.Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (282 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520957688; 0520957687.Subject(s): 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 mediaAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Incarcerating the crisis.DDC classification: 303.48/40973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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: The black freedom struggle and the crisis of U.S. hegemony in Detroit -- The sound before the fury: Attica, racialized state violence, and the neoliberal turn in New York -- 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 militarized policing in Los Angeles -- Epilogue: poetry of the future.
Summary: "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.
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Includes bibliographical references 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: The black freedom struggle and the crisis of U.S. hegemony in Detroit -- The sound before the fury: Attica, racialized state violence, and the neoliberal turn in New York -- 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 militarized policing 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.

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