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The Resource Progressive punishment : job loss, jail growth, and the neoliberal logic of carceral expansion, Judah Schept

Progressive punishment : job loss, jail growth, and the neoliberal logic of carceral expansion, Judah Schept

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Progressive punishment : job loss, jail growth, and the neoliberal logic of carceral expansion
Title
Progressive punishment
Title remainder
job loss, jail growth, and the neoliberal logic of carceral expansion
Statement of responsibility
Judah Schept
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The growth of mass incarceration in the United States eludes neat categorization as a product of the political Right. Liberals played important roles in both laying the foundation for and then participating in the conservative tough-on-crime movement that is largely credited with the rise of the prison state. But can progressive polities, with their benevolent intentions, nevertheless contribute to the expansion of mass incarceration? In Progressive Punishment, Judah Schept offers an ethnographic examination into that liberal discourses about therapeutic justice and rehabilitation can uphold the logic, practices, and institutions that comprise the carceral state. Schept examines how political leaders on the Left, despite being critical of mass incarceration, advocated for a "justice campus" that would have dramatically expanded the local criminal justice system. At the root of this proposal, Schept argues, is a confluence of neoliberal-style changes in the community that naturalized prison expansion as political common sense for a community negotiating deindustrialization, urban decline, and the devolution of social welfare. While the proposal gained momentum, local activists worked to disrupt the logic of expansion and instead offer alternatives to reduce community reliance on incarceration. A well-researched and well-narrated study, Progressive Punishment provides an important and novel perspective on the relationship between liberal politics, neoliberalism, and mass incarceration. -- from back cover
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schept, Judah Nathan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Alternative criminology series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Punishment
  • Corrections
  • Imprisonment
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Corrections
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Imprisonment
  • Punishment
  • United States
Label
Progressive punishment : job loss, jail growth, and the neoliberal logic of carceral expansion, Judah Schept
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Neoliberal geographies of progressive punishment -- Capital departures and the arrival of punishment -- Consolidations and expansions: Welfare and the "alternatives" archipelago -- Part 2. "Poor conduct" and the carceral cure -- "Red neck" and "unsocialized," with "subcultural norms and values": Constructing cultural poverty and caring cages -- "A lockdown facility...with the feel of a small, private college" -- Part 3. Carceral epistemology: Knowing the jail and governing the town -- Seeing like a jail, 1: Evidence and expertise -- Seeing like a jail, 2: Corrections consulting -- Governing through expansion -- Part 4. Contesting the carceral -- Organizing against expansion -- Conclusion: Nonreformist reforms and abolitionist alternatives
Control code
910826914
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9781479808779
Lccn
2015021429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)910826914
Label
Progressive punishment : job loss, jail growth, and the neoliberal logic of carceral expansion, Judah Schept
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Neoliberal geographies of progressive punishment -- Capital departures and the arrival of punishment -- Consolidations and expansions: Welfare and the "alternatives" archipelago -- Part 2. "Poor conduct" and the carceral cure -- "Red neck" and "unsocialized," with "subcultural norms and values": Constructing cultural poverty and caring cages -- "A lockdown facility...with the feel of a small, private college" -- Part 3. Carceral epistemology: Knowing the jail and governing the town -- Seeing like a jail, 1: Evidence and expertise -- Seeing like a jail, 2: Corrections consulting -- Governing through expansion -- Part 4. Contesting the carceral -- Organizing against expansion -- Conclusion: Nonreformist reforms and abolitionist alternatives
Control code
910826914
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9781479808779
Lccn
2015021429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)910826914

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