Wednesday, October 5, 2016
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center, 75 Waterman Street
Book signing and light refreshments to follow.
The United States currently has the largest prison population on the planet. Drawing from his new book,Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State (University of California Press, 2016), Jordan T. Camp will trace the roots of the carceral crisis through a series of turning points in U.S. history. Through an examination of dramatic instances of state repression and racial criminalization--including the Watts revolt of 1965, the Attica rebellion of 1971, and the Los Angeles uprising of 1992--he will suggest that alternative outcomes have been and continue to be possible.
Jordan T. Camp is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. He is the author of Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State, co-editor (with Christina Heatherton) ofPolicing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (Verso, 2016), and co-editor (with Laura Pulido) of Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans by Clyde Woods (forthcoming, University of Georgia Press).
Co-sponsored by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.