Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada


Disability Incarcerated offers an outstanding collection of interdisciplinary scholarship examining the incarceration and segregation of people with disabilities the United States and Canada.

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Disability Incarcerated offers an outstanding collection of interdisciplinary scholarship examining the incarceration and segregation of people with disabilities the United States and Canada.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137404053
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/29/2014
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 849,449
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Liat Ben-Moshe is Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Toledo. She holds a PhD in Sociology with concentrations in Gender Studies and Disability Studies from Syracuse University. Her recent work examines the connections between prison abolition and deinstitutionalization in the fields of intellectual disabilities and mental health in the United States.

Chris Chapman is Assistant Professor at York University's School of Social Work. He researches histories, rationales and practices of the 'helping professions' by mobilizing perspectives of those who have been subjected to them, drawing on Disability Studies, Critical Race Theory, Anti-colonial Studies, Prison Abolitionist, Queer, and Feminist critiques of social services.

Allison C. Carey is Associate Professor of Sociology at Shippensburg University. Her 2009 book, On the Margins of Citizenship: Intellectual Disability and Civil Rights in 20th Century America (Temple University Press), was awarded the 2010 Scholarly Achievement Award from the North Central Sociological Association. She is also co-editor of Disability and Community (2011, Emerald).

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Table of Contents

Foreword; Angela Y. Davis
Preface: An Overview of Disability Incarcerated; Allison Carey, Liat Ben-Moshe, & Chris Chapman


1. Reconsidering Confinement: Interlocking Locations and Logics of Incarceration; Chris Chapman, Allison C. Carey, & Liat Ben-Moshe
2. Five Centuries' Material Reforms and Ethical Reformulations of Social Elimination; Chris Chapman
3. Creating the Back Ward: The Triumph of Custodialism and the Uses of Therapeutic Failure in Nineteenth Century Idiot Asylums; Phil Ferguson
4. Eugenics Incarceration and Expulsion: Daniel G. and Andrew T.'s Deportation from 1928 Toronto, Canada; Geoffrey Reaume
5. Crippin' Jim Crow: Disability and the School-to-Prison Pipeline; Nirmala Erevelles
6. Walking the Line Between the Past and the Future: Parents' Resistance and Commitment to Institutionalization; Allison C. Carey & Lucy Gu
7. Remembering Institutional Erasures: The meaning of histories of disability incarceration in Ontario; Jihan Abbas & Jijian Voronka


8. The New Asylums: Madness & Mass Incarceration in the Neoliberal Era; Michael Rembis
9. It Can't be Fixed Because It's Not Broken: Racism and Disability in the Prison Industrial Complex; Syrus Ware, Joan Ruzsa & Giselle Dias
10. Chemical Constraint: Experiences of Psychiatric Coercion, Restraint, and Detention as Carceratory Techniques; Erick Fabris & Katie Aubrecht
11. Racing Madness: The Terrorizing Madness of the Post-9/11 Terrorist Body; Shaista Patel
12. Refugee Camps, Asylum Detention, and the Geopolitics of Transnational Mobility: Disability and its Intersections with Humanitarian Confinement; Mansha Mirza
13. Self-Advocacy: The Emancipation Movement Led by People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Mark Friedman & Ruthie-Marie Beckwith
14. Alternatives to (Disability) Incarceration; Liat Ben-Moshe

Afterword; Robert McRuer

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