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Golden gulag : prisons, surplus, crisis, and opposition in globalizing California

Author: Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2007.
Series: American crossroads, 21.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since 1980, the number of people in U.S. prisons has increased more than 450%. Despite a crime rate that has been falling steadily for decades, California has led the way in this explosion, with what a state analyst called "the biggest prison building project in the history of the world." Golden Gulag provides the first detailed explanation for that buildup by looking at how political and economic forces, ranging  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gilmore, Ruth Wilson.
Golden gulag : prisons, surplus, crisis, and opposition in globalizing California.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2007
xxii, 388 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
(DLC) 2006011674
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Wilson Gilmore
ISBN: 9780520938038 0520938038 129998763X 9781299987630 0520222563 9780520222564 0520242017 9780520242012
OCLC Number: 868963692
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (413 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Prologue: The bus --
Introduction --
The California political economy --
The prison fix --
Crime, croplands, and capitalism --
Mothers Reclaiming Our Children --
What is to be done? --
Epilogue: Another bus.
Series Title: American crossroads, 21.
Responsibility: Ruth Wilson Gilmore.
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Provides an explanation for the increase in number of people in US prisons by more than 450%. This book examines the issue through statewide, rural, and urban perspectives to explain how the  Read more...

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"A magnificent analysis of the political economy of super-incarceration and the slave plantations that California calls prisons." - Mike Davis, author of Ecology of Fear "Golden Gulag is a deeply Read more...

 
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