Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime
By (author) Dylan Rodriguez
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Forced Passages by Dylan Rodriguez
Book DescriptionMore than two million people are currently imprisoned in the United States, and the nation's incarceration rate is now the highest in the world. The dramatic rise and consolidation of America's prison system has devastated lives and communities. But it has also transformed prisons into primary sites of radical political discourse and resistance as they have become home to a growing number of writers, activists, poets, educators, and other intellectuals who offer radical critiques of American society both within and beyond the prison walls. In "Forced Passages", Dylan Rodriguez argues that the cultural production of such imprisoned intellectuals as Mumia Abu-jamal, Angela Davis, Leonard Peltier, George Jackson, Jose Solis Jordan, Ramsey Muniz, Viet Mike Ngo, and Marilyn Buck should be understood as a social and intellectual movement in and of itself, unique in context and substance. Rodriguez engages with a wide range of texts, including correspondence, memoirs, essays, poetry, communiques, visual art, and legal writing, drawing on published works by widely recognized figures and by individuals outside the public's field of political vision or concern. Throughout, Rodriguez focuses on the conditions under which imprisoned intellectuals live and work, and he explores how incarceration shapes the ways in which insurgent knowledge is created, disseminated, and received. More than a series of close readings of prison literature, "Forced Passages" identifies and traces the discrete lineage of radical prison thought since the 1970s, one formed by the logic of state violence and by the endemic racism of the criminal justice system. It uncovers the growing intellectual and political impact of post-1970s U.S. prison culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816645619
(229mm x 149mm x 18mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Dylan Rodriguez
Dylan Rodriguez is assistant professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Riverside.
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