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Policing the National Body: Race, Gender and Criminalization in the United States

This book is about Angela Davis
"Policing the National Body: Race, Gender and Criminalization in the United States" delves into the profound impact aggressive law enforcement has on women of color and their communities. This anthology, edited by Jael Silliman and Anannya Bhatacharjee, illuminates the intersection of reproductive rights with broader social justice concerns such as racial and gender equality within the realm of criminal justice reform. Published on April 1, 2002, this seminal work argues that mainstream movements have inadequately addressed issues faced by marginalized groups—specifically, the criminalization and incarceration that disrupt the ability of these communities to sustain families and maintain healthy children. Featuring narratives of women prisoners, those with AIDS in correctional facilities, and immigrant women, the book captures a multifaceted view of resistance against the policing of bodies. This text is crucial for adult education settings where learners are encouraged to explore the complex layers of identity and oppression, guided by the insights of social justice leader Angela Davis. Engaging with this book prompts critical reflection on how to actively participate in transformative change within these overlapping domains of justice.
Published by South End Press on April 1, 2002
250 pages
ISBN: 9780896086609
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This book provides valuable insights into Criminal Justice ReformGender Equality, and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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