Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex

Eric A. Stanley


Pathologized, terrorized, and constrained, trans/gender non-conforming and queer parents have consistently struggled opposed to the enormity of the criminal business advanced. the 1st selection of its style, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith collect present and previous prisoners, activists, and lecturers 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 criminal abolition needs to be grown jointly. From rioting opposed to police violence and critiquing hate crimes laws to prisoners not easy entry to HIV medicinal drugs, and much past, Captive Genders is a problem for us all to hitch the struggle.

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

"The function of felony abolition is to find and advertise the numerous methods freedom and distinction are collectively established. The members to Captive Genders brilliantly shatter the belief that the antidote to chance is human sacrifice."--Ruth Wilson Gilmore, writer of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, challenge, and competition in Globalizing California

"Captive Genders is immediately a scathing and useful research of the felony commercial advanced and a background of queer resistance to kingdom tyranny. by means of queering a criminal abolition research, Captive Genders strikes us to visualize the very unlikely dream of liberation."--Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, writer of So some ways to Sleep Badly

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