Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives: The Racism, Criminal Justice, and Law Reader / Edition 1

Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives: The Racism, Criminal Justice, and Law Reader / Edition 1

by Manning Marable
     
 

African Americans today face a systemic crisis of mass underemployment, mass imprisonment, and mass disfranchisement. This comprehensive reader makes clear to students the mutual constitution of these three crises.

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Critical Black Studies
Series Editor: Manning Marable

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Overview

African Americans today face a systemic crisis of mass underemployment, mass imprisonment, and mass disfranchisement. This comprehensive reader makes clear to students the mutual constitution of these three crises.

NEW SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT
Critical Black Studies
Series Editor: Manning Marable

The Critical Black Studies Series features readers and anthologies examining challenging topics within the contemporary black experience--in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, and across the African Diaspora. Under the general editorial supervision of Manning Marable, the readers in the series are designed both for college and university course adoption, as well as for general readers and researchers. The Critical Black Studies Series seeks to provoke intellectual debate and exchange over the most critical issues confronting the political, socioeconomic and cultural reality of black life in the United States and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403977663
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Critical Black Studies Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Incarcerating the American Dream: the New Racial Domain, Criminal Justice, and the Prison Industrial Complex--Manning Marable
PART I: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THE NEW RACIAL DOMAIN * Reconstructing Race and Crime: The Radical Tradition Revisited--Tony Platt
• The Condemnation of Little B--Elaine Brown
• The Rockefeller Drug Laws--Robert Gangi
• Racism and Capital Punishment--George Kendall
• In Defense of Mumia--Leonard Weinglass
• Living While Black--Charles Ogletree
PART II: WOMEN, VIOLENCE, AND INCARCERATION * The Impact of the Prison Industrial Complex on African-American Women--Natalie J. Sokoloff
• Toward a Black Feminist Liberation Agenda: Race, Gender, and Violence--Kristen Clarke
• The Female Bogeyman: Political Implications of Criminalizing Black Women--Julia Jordan-Zachary
• A bad Relationship: Violence in the Lives of Incarcerated Black Women--Nikki Jones
PART III: RACISM, LAW, AND PUBLIC POLICY * Reassessing Race Specificity in American Law and Public Policy--Lorenzo Morris
• "Tell the Court I Love My [Indian] Wife:" Interrogating Race and Self-Identity in Loving v. Virginia--Arica L. Coleman
• Resistance, Redemption, and Transformation: African-American Prisoners Living with the HIV/AIDS Virus--Laura T. Fishman
PART IV: FIRST PERSON: INSIDE U.S. PRISONS * "A True Democracy:" Talking with Eddie Ellis--Blanca Vazquez
• From Object to Subject: Jazz Hayden--Russell Rickford
• Political Prisoners and Black Radicalism--Safiya Bukharl
• Political Riddles: Bitten, Seduced, and Fooled--Alejo Dao'ud
• A Victim to Passion--Robert Sanchez
• What Does the Ghetto Mean?--Robert Sanchez
• Manipulator under Manipulation Shh: Mums--Geoff Ward
PART V: VOTING RIGHTS AND DISENFRANCHISEMENT * Felon Voting Rights and the Disenfranchisement of African-Americans--Christopher Uggen, Jeff Manza & Angela Behrans
• Jim Crow Is Alive and Well in the 21st Century: Felony Disenfranchisement and the Silencing of the African-American Voice--Ryan Scott King
• The Policy of Disfranchisement--Keesha Middlemass
PART VI: CHALLENGING THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX * State of Emergency--Angela Y. Davis
• From Punishment to Rehabilitation: Empowering African-American Youths--Monique Williams & Isis Sapp-Grant
• Crime Prevention in the African-American Community: Lessons from the Nation of Islam--Shaun L. Gabiddon
• Wesley Robert Wells and the Civil Rights Congress Campaign--Theodore Hamm
• Prepared to Govern Justly--Van Jones

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