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by Nat Smith,CeCe McDonald,Eric A. Stanley

eBook Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, Second Edition epub
  • ISBN: 1849352348
  • Author: Nat Smith,CeCe McDonald,Eric A. Stanley
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: AK Press; Second edition (October 27, 2015)
  • Pages: 425 pages
  • ePUB size: 1739 kb
  • FB2 size 1642 kb
  • Formats docx lrf mbr azw


Eric A. Stanley works at the intersections of radical trans/queer politics, theories of state violence, and visual culture. Eric is currently finishing a PhD in the History of Consciousness department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Eric A. Along with Chris Vargas, Eric is a co-director of the films Homotopia (2006) and Criminal Queers (2011). Nat Smith is a light-skinned Black queer gender variant nerd who loves camping, comics, animals, sci-fi, and mathematical equations and is proof that none of these things is antithetical to being from the 'hood. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners. Nat Smith has worked with Critical Resistance and the Trans Gender/Variant and Intersex Justice Project

Eric A. Nat Smith has worked with Critical Resistance and the Trans Gender/Variant and Intersex Justice Project. CeCe McDonald was imprisoned for defending herself against a racist, transphobic assault.

Captive Genders is an essential book that brings home that trans and gender non-conforming lives are deeply structured by the prison, that violence can never be an antidote to violence, that abolition must extend to the gender binary, and that formerly incarcerated Black trans women will.

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

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. CeCe McDonald was unjustly incarcerated after fatally stabbing a transphobic attacker in 2011.

The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding 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 grown together.

Gay mainstream politics has largely ignored the experiences of trans people in prison. When they have dabbled in issues of policing and incarceration, mainstream gay groups have largely supported more incarceration in the form of sentencing enhancement in hate crimes laws.

New York: Seven Stories Press. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Color Blindness. This book seeks to analyze the issue of race in America after the election of Barack Obama.

Eric A Stanley; Nat Smith; Cece McDonald. 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.

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 grown together. 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.
Comments: (5)
Xurad
Great book! Purchased for our Lambda Alliance library on campus.
Zulurr
A necessary read for everyone to understand the carceral state and empire logic
Dikus
Amazing book. Worth a read, or two, or three...
Wenyost
Great condition!
Saithi
I really can't overstate how obnoxious this book is. Captive Genders was a required text for a corrections class I took recently, and I was open to the discussion about lgbt groups and other small groups in regards to incarceration. What this book presented me with was overwhelmingly emotional and subjective arguments and accounts of persons who claimed to be victimized by police or the justice system, and took little responsibility for their role.

My favorite section spoke about Assata Shakur, who Stanley referred to as "a black right's activist". That's all he says about her in regards to brave people fighting the system. Great, that was incredibly uninformative, but I did learn quite a bit about her by doing some outside reading myself. Stanley provided no background or context for what Assata has done or who she purports herself to be. Lo and behold she was an accomplice in the murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, and was charged with 7 other felonies she had been involved with. After being sentenced to prison time, her associates broke her out in 1979, and she fled to Cuba. She has been avoiding justice back in the states eversince (she even calls herself a "20th century escaped slave").

Long story short, this book is filled with invective and emotional pleas to end incarceration in the USA, supported by non evidence. While I will wholeheartedly agree that our prisons are overcrowded, ineffective, and not a panacea for all criminals, this book uses misinformation and the omission of important context and information to push its narrative. It's absolute trash, and after spending 4 months with it and another book by Sudbury I can honestly say I am less intelligent due to their rhetoric.
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