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Death and other penalties : rethinking prisons and capital punishment

Author: Geoffrey Adelsberg
Publisher: New York, NY : Fordham University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First edition
Mass incarceration is one of the most pressing ethical and political issues of our time. In this volume, philosophers join activists and those incarcerated on death row to grapple with contemporary U.S. punishment practices and draw out critiques around questions of power, identity, justice, and ethical responsibility.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Death and other penalties.
New York, NY : Fordham University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014040671
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Adelsberg
ISBN: 9780823265336 0823265331
OCLC Number: 907880680
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: ""Contents""; ""foreword: life and other responsibilities""; ""acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: Death and Other Penalties""; ""Legacies of Slavery""; ""Excavating the Sedimentations of Slavery: The Unfinished Project of American Abolition""; ""From Commodity Fetishism to Prison Fetishism: Slavery, Convict-leasing, and the Ideological Productions of Incarceration""; ""Maroon Philosophy: An Interview with Russell Maroon Shoatz""; ""Death Penalties""; ""In Reality From the Row""; ""U.S. Racism and Derrida's Theologico-Political Sovereignty"" ""Making Death a Penalty: Or, Making Good Death a Good Penalty""""Death Penalty Abolition in Neoliberal Times: The SAFE California Act and the Nexus of Savings and Security""; ""On the Inviolability of Human Life""; ""Rethinking Power and Responsibility""; ""Punishment, Desert, and Equality: A Levinasian Analysis""; ""Prisons and Palliative Politics""; ""Sovereignty, Community, and the Incarceration of Immigrants""; ""Without the Right to Exist: Mass Incarceration and National Security""; ""Prison Abolition and a Culture of Sexual Difference""; ""Isolation and Resistance"" ""Statement on Solitary Confinement""""The Violence of the Supermax: Toward a Phenomenological Aesthetics of Prison Space""; ""Prison and the Subject of Resistance: A Levinasian Inquiry""; ""Critical Theory, Queer Resistance, and the Ends of Capture""
Responsibility: edited by Geoffrey Adelsberg, Lisa Guenther, and Scott Zeman.


A collection of essays by diverse group of scholars who analyze issues raised by the U.S. prison system. Authors critique the racist, sexist, heterosexist, ableist, and economic injustices that  Read more...


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