Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial by Nat Smith, Eric A. Stanley
By Nat Smith, Eric A. Stanley
Pathologized, terrorized, and limited, trans/gender non-conforming and queer parents have constantly struggled opposed to the enormity of the felony business complicated. the 1st choice of its sort, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith assemble present and previous prisoners, activists, and lecturers to supply new methods for realizing how race, gender, skill, and sexuality are lived below the crushing weight of captivity. via a politic of gender self-determination, this assortment argues that trans/queer liberation and legal abolition has to be grown jointly. From rioting opposed to police violence and critiquing hate crimes laws to prisoners challenging entry to HIV medicinal drugs, and much past, Captive Genders is a problem for us all to affix the struggle.
"An fascinating 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 impression at the theories and practices of twenty-first century abolition."--Angela Y. Davis, professor emerita, collage of California, Santa Cruz
"The objective of legal abolition is to find and advertise the numerous methods freedom and distinction are jointly based. The members to Captive Genders brilliantly shatter the belief that the antidote to risk is human sacrifice."--Ruth Wilson Gilmore, writer of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, difficulty, and competition in Globalizing California
"Captive Genders is without delay a scathing and helpful research of the legal business advanced and a historical past of queer resistance to nation tyranny. through queering a felony 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