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Captive genders : trans embodiment and the prison industrial complex

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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HQ77.9.C36 2015x
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Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  HQ77.9.C36 2015x

Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the prison industrial complex. Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics for a new understanding of how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity. Through a politic of gender self-determination, this collection argues that trans/ queer liberation and prison abolition must be growntogether. From rioting against police violence and critiquing hate crimes legislation, to prisoners demanding access to HIV medications, and far beyond, Captive Genders is a challenge for us all to join the struggle. This expanded second edition includes a new foreword from CeCe McDonald and essays by Chelsea Manning, Kalaniopua Young, and Janetta Louise Johnson and Toshio Meronek.

"Captive Genders is an exciting assemblage of writings--analyses, manifestos, stories, interviews--that traverse the complicated entanglements of surveillance, policing, imprisonment, and the production of gender normativity. Focusing discerningly on the encounter of transpersons with the apparatuses that constitute the prison industrial complex, the contributors to this volume create new frameworks and new vocabularies that surely will have a transformative impact on the theories and practices of twenty-first century abolition." --Angela Y. Davis, professor emerita, University of California, Santa Cruz

"The contributors to Captive Genders brilliantly shatter the assumption that the antidote to danger is human sacrifice. In other words, for these thinkers: where life is precious life is precious." --Ruth Wilson Gilmore, author of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California

"Captive Genders is at once a scathing and necessary analysis of the prison industrial complex and a history of queer resistance to state tyranny. By analyzing the root causes of anti-queer and anti-trans violence, this book exposes the brutality of state control over queer/trans bodies inside and outside prison walls, and proposes an analytical framework for undoing not just the prison system, but its mechanisms of surveillance, dehumanization and containment. --Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?

Eric Stanley is a postdoctoral fellow at UCSD. His writings appear in Social Text, American Quarterly , and Women and Performance , as well as various collections.

Nat Smith works with Critical Resistance and the Trans/Variant and Intersex Justice Project.

CeCe McDonald was unjustly incarcerated after fatally stabbing a transphobic attacker in 2011. She was released in 2014 after serving nineteen months for second-degree manslaughter.

Building an abolitionist trans & queer movement with everything we've got / Morgan Bassichis, Alexander Lee, Dean Spade
"Street power" and the claiming of public space: San Francisco's "Vanguard" and pre-Stonewall queer radicalism / Jennifer Worley
Brushes with Lily Law / Tommi Avicolli Mecca
Looking back: the bathhouse raids in Toronto, 1981 / Nadia Guidotto
From a native trans daughter: carceral refusal, settler colonialism, re-routing the roots of an indigenous abolitionist imaginary / Kalaniopua Young
"Rounding up the homosexuals": the impact of juvenile court on queer and trans/gender non-conforming youth / Wesley Ware
Hotel hell / Ralowe T. Ampu
Regulatory sites: management, confinement, and HIV/AIDS / Michelle C. Velasquez-Potts
Awful acts and the trouble with normal: a personal treatise on sex offenders / Erica R. Meiners
How to make prisons disappear: queer immigrants, the shackles of love, and the invisibility of the prison industrial complex / Yasmin Nair
Identities under siege: violence against transpersons of color / Lori Saffin
On the intersection of the military and the prison industrial complex / Chelsea E. Manning
Krystal is Kristopher and vice versa / Kristopher Shelley "Krystal"
"The only freedom I can see": imprisoned queer writing and the politics of the unimaginable / Stephen Dillon
Being an incarcerated transperson: shouldn't people care? / Clifton Goring/Candi Raine Sweet
Out of compliance: masculine-identified people in women's prisons / Lori Girshick
My story / Paula Rae Witherspoon
Exposure / Cholo
No one enters like them: health, gender variance and the PIC / blake nemec
Custody's long shadow: reentry support as abolitionist work / Janetta Louise Johnson and Toshio Meronek
Transforming carceral logics: 10 reasons to dismantle the prison industrial complex using a queer/trans analysis / S. Lambel
Making it happen, mama: a conversation with Miss Major / Jayden Donahue
gender wars: state changing shape, passing to play, & body of our movements / Vanessa Huang
Maroon abolitionists: black gender-oppressed activists in the Anti-Prison Movement in the US and Canada / Julia Chinyere Oparah
Abolitionist imaginings: a conversation with Bo Brown, Reina Gossett, and Dylan Rodriguez / Che Gossett
Picturing the PIC exercise / Critical Resistance
Questions for abolitionist work: 7 easy steps / Critical Resistance
Addressing the prison industrial complex: case studies / Nat Smith.

Additional Information
Subjects Transgender people -- Violence against -- United States.
Transgender people -- Effect of imprisonment on -- United States.
Prison-industrial complex -- United States.
Publisher Oakland, CA :2015
Edition Expanded second edition.
Contributors Stanley, Eric A., editor.
Smith, Nat, editor.
Language English
Description 399 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781849352345
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