Assata Taught Me

Book Author

SKU: 9781642595161 Categories: , ,

$18.95

2 in stock

Purchase & earn 190 points!
Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist

Description

Black Panther and Cuban exile Assata Shakur has inspired generations of radical protest, including the contemporary movement for Black lives. Drawing its title from one of America’s foremost revolutionaries, this collection of thought-provoking essays by award-winning Panther scholar Donna Murch explores how social protest is challenging our current system of state violence and mass incarceration.

Murch exposes the devastating consequences of overlapping punishment campaigns against gangs, drugs, and crime on poor and working-class populations of color. Through largely hidden channels, these punishment campaigns generate enormous revenues for the state. Under such conditions, organized resistance to the advancing tide of state violence and mass incarceration has proven difficult.

This timely and urgent book shows how a youth-led political movement has emerged in recent years to challenge the bipartisan consensus on punishment and looks to the future through a redistributive, queer, and feminist lens. Murch frames the contemporary movement in relation to earlier struggles for Black Liberation, while excavating the origins of mass incarceration and the political economy that drives it.

Additional information

Weight 0.3 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 in
Book Author

Date Published

March 29, 2022

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

224

Publisher

Haymarket Books

Year Published

2022

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Assata Taught Me”