Captive Genders (Paperback)
Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex
AK Press, 9781849350709, 300pp.
Publication Date: October 18, 2011
"An exciting assemblage of writingsanalyses, manifestos, stories, interviewsthat traverse the complicated entanglements of surveillance, policing, imprisonment, and the production of gender normativity.... T]he contributors to this volume create new frameworks and new vocabularies that surely will have a transformative impact on the theories and practices of twenty-first century abolition."Angela Y. Davis, professor emerita, University of California, Santa Cruz
"The purpose of prison abolition is to discover and promote the countless ways freedom and difference are mutually dependent. The contributors to Captive Genders brilliantly shatter the assumption that the antidote to danger is human sacrifice."Ruth Wilson Gilmore, author of "Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California"
""Captive Genders" is at once a scathing and necessary analysis of the prison industrial complex and a history of queer resistance to state tyranny. By queering a prison abolition analysis, Captive Genders moves us to imagine the impossible dream of liberation."Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of "So Many Ways to Sleep Badly"
Eric A. Stanley is a radical queer activist, outlaw academic, and experimental filmmaker.
Nat Smith is a member of Trans/gender Variant in Prison Committee and is an organizer with Critical Resistance.
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About the Author
Nat Smith: Nat Smith is a member of Trans/gender Variant in Prison Committee and an organizer with Critical Resistance.