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 restrained, trans/gender non-conforming and queer fogeys have consistently struggled opposed to the enormity of the criminal commercial complicated. the 1st number of its variety, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith assemble present and previous prisoners, activists, and lecturers to supply new methods for knowing how race, gender, skill, and sexuality are lived lower 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 not easy entry to HIV drugs, and much past, Captive Genders is a problem for us all to hitch 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 could have a transformative effect at the theories and practices of twenty-first century abolition."--Angela Y. Davis, professor emerita, collage of California, Santa Cruz

"The function of felony abolition is to find and advertise the numerous methods freedom and distinction are at the same time established. 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, drawback, and competition in Globalizing California

"Captive Genders is straight away a scathing and precious research of the criminal commercial complicated and a background of queer resistance to country tyranny. by means of queering a legal abolition research, Captive Genders strikes us to visualize the most unlikely dream of liberation."--Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, writer of So some ways to Sleep Badly

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For example, Japanese capitalism has been engineered significantly by the state (Johnson 1982). The state enforces contracts, thus allowing markets to function but it also stabilizes 20 The Long March to Capitalism markets through macroeconomic management. States in this way also contribute to national competitiveness (Porter 1990). Firms counter market instability through informal interactions with business groups, the state, and through formal relationships between firms, such as long-term subcontracting arrangements, joint-ventures and the like (Dore 2000).

These include but are not limited to selected attributes of capitalism, namely, the fundamental mechanisms of the price system, the socialization of private risks by the state, the minimization of transactions costs through cooperative arrangements, 24 The Long March to Capitalism and facilitating the maximization of profits and market shares. However, this approach also has several shortcomings. First, as most of the scholarship on institutions is focused on advanced capitalist, mainly western, societies, the focus here also tends to be on successful cases of capitalist development.

The question is how to capture this capitalist dynamic if indeed it can be demonstrated that a developing country is witnessing new levels of consumption and production. It is in this spirit that the Indian case is investigated. Consumer durables industries, mainly the automobile industry, are used as empirical evidence to examine changing production and consumption norms in India. A historically sensitive, institutional interpretation of capitalist dynamics suggests that developing countries and especially post colonial societies are One Capitalism or Many?

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