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Incarcerating the Crisis


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Jordan T. Camp is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University.


"Insightful and important... A full understanding of the rise of the 'neoliberal carceral state' within 'neoliberal racial capitalism,' requires a close, and dialectical, reading of the historical and geographic context, the prose of counterinsurgency, and the poetics of social movements. This is what Camp nicely achieves in each of his chapters." -- Don Mitchell Social Justice Journal "A brilliant first book by Jordan T. Camp, a fast-rising young scholar and public intellectual." Counterpunch "Masterful... Incarcerating the Crisis is an urgent book for urgent times." Punishment & Society "Jordan Camp's Incarcerating the Crisis situates its examination of the carceral state firmly in the urban crisis and attendant freedom struggles that have rocked American cities over at least the past half century. These rebellions, led primarily by Black and Brown poor people, express the antagonisms between those rendered surplus and the security apparatus of the state in what Camp calls the carceral city...Camp's point is that "criminality" is always the cover story the state uses as it cracks down on threats to the social order." -- Brett Story VersoBooks

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