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Global Lockdown is the first book to apply a transnational feminist framework to the study of criminalization and imprisonment. The distinguished contributors to this collection offer a variety of perspectives, from former prisoners to advocates to scholars from around the world. The book is a must-read for anyone concerned by mass incarceration and the growth of the prison-industrial complex within and beyond U.S. borders, as well as those interested in globalization and resistance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415950565
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Julia Sudbury is Canada Research Chair in Social Justice, Equity, and Diversity at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. She is the author of Other Kinds of Dreams: Black Women's Organizations and the Politics of Transformation.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : feminist critiques, transnational landscapes, abolitionist visions
Ch. 1 Domestic enemies and carceral circles : African women and criminalization in Italy 3
Ch. 2 Challenging the criminalization of women who resist 19
Ch. 3 Victims and agents of crime : the new crusade against trafficking 35
Ch. 4 The prison-industrial complex in indigenous California 57
Ch. 5 Through the eyes of a strong black woman survivor of domestic violence : an Australian story 67
Ch. 6 Queering antiprison work : African American lesbians in the juvenile justice system 73
Ch. 7 Imprisoned for Zina : geopolitics and women's narratives in Pakistan 87
Ch. 8 Modern day slavery : inside the prison-industrial complex 105
Ch. 9 Remaking big government : immigration and crime control in the United States 109
Ch. 10 Las Mujeres Olvidadas : women in Mexican prisons 127
Ch. 11 Latinas and the war on drugs in the United States, Latin America, and Europe 137
Ch. 12 From neighborhood to prison : women and the war on drugs in Portugal 155
Ch. 13 "Mules," "yardies," and other folk devils : mapping cross-border imprisonment in Britain 167
Ch. 14 Nigerian women in prison : hostages in law 185
Ch. 15 Occupied territories, resisting women : Palestinian women political prisoners 201
Ch. 16 Playing global cop : U.S. militarism and the prison-industrial complex 215
Ch. 17 Pierce the future for hope : mothers and prisoners in the post-Keynesian California landscape 231
Ch. 18 The justice for women campaign : incarcerated domestic violence survivors in post-apartheid South Africa 255
Ch. 19 Reproductive rights in Nepal : from criminalization to resistance 271
Ch. 20 Sisters inside : speaking out against criminal injustice 285
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