Carceral Capitalism

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  • Paperback
  • 359 pages
  • Carceral Capitalism
  • Jackie Wang
  • English
  • 03 May 2019
  • 1635900026

Carceral Capitalism In This Collection Of Essays In Semiotext E S Intervention Series, Jackie Wang Examines The Contemporary Incarceration Techniques That Have Emerged Since The 1990s The Essays Illustrate Various Aspects Of The Carceral Continuum, Including The Biopolitics Of Juvenile Delinquency, Predatory Policing, The Political Economy Of Fees And Fines, Cybernetic Governance, And Algorithmic Policing Included In This Volume Is Wang S Influential Critique Of Liberal Anti Racist Politics, Against Innocence, As Well As Essays On RoboCop, Techno Policing, And The Aesthetic Problem Of Making Invisible Forms Of Power Legible.Wang Shows That The New Racial Capitalism Begins With Parasitic Governance And Predatory Lending That Extends Credit Only To Dispossess Later Predatory Lending Has A Decidedly Spatial Character And Exists In Many Forms, Including Subprime Mortgage Loans, Student Loans For Sham For Profit Colleges, Car Loans, Rent To Own Scams, Payday Loans, And Bail Bond Loans Parasitic Governance, Wang Argues, Operates Through Five Primary Techniques Financial States Of Exception, Automation, Extraction And Looting, Confinement, And Gratuitous Violence While These Techniques Of Governance Often Involve Physical Confinement And The State Sanctioned Execution Of Black Americans, New Carceral Modes Have Blurred The Distinction Between The Inside And Outside Of Prison As Technologies Of Control Are Perfected, Carcerality Tends To Bleed Into Society.

10 thoughts on “Carceral Capitalism

  1. Raia says:

    i learned a lot from these essays about incarceration, financialization and debt, policing and automation, and the pitfalls of innocence vs guilt discourse while there are a lot of smart books on contemporary capitalism, i appreciate that jackie wang doesn t lose sight of the human impact of her arguments my favorite parts of the book were where she talked about her brother s incarceration and its toll on her and her family i appreciated the scope of her arguments that used political economy i learned a lot from...

  2. Ruth says:

    I had a lot of strong reactions to this book, and I want to save them for the discussion in my book group and not spoil them To summarize, this is a book about how predatory lending and financialization two fancy ways of saying making money off of poor people fuel other kinds of injustice, including the absurdly high level of incarceration in the US None of it could happen without racism On one foot some people destroy the entire society to make money on the backs of the most vulnerable, t I had a lot of strong reactions to this book, and I want to save them for the discussion in my book group and not spoil them To summarize, this is a book about how predatory lending and financialization two fancy ways of saying making money off of poor people fuel other kinds of injustice, including the absurdly high level of incarceration in the US None of it could happen without racism On one foot some people destroy the en...

  3. Eileen Ying says:

    brilliant book, quite possibly the best piece of academic writing i ve read this year jackie wang approaches the U.S criminal justice system with a keenly variegated critical lens in my experience, most contemporary scholarship on the topic circulates around the narrative popularized by 13th prison industrial complex, slavery to jim crow to the...