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French philosopher Michel Foucault used the term biopower to denote the exercise of control over bodies through regulatory systems and practices. The state employs a series of regulatory controls over the population in the guise of protecting life.
Biopower. (2007). In Feminist philosophies A-Z.
Right to the City
Right to the City
French intellectual and philosopher Henri Lefebvre.published Right to the City in 1968.. Building from this powerful idea, international principles, and forward looking grassroots organizing, the Right to the City Alliance was established in January 2007.
The Prison Industrial Complex
Prison Industrial Complex & Prison Abolition (Critical Resistance)
Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. The prison industrial complex (PIC), according to the site "is a term we use to describe the overlapping interests of government and industry that use surveillance, policing, and imprisonment as solutions to economic, social and political problems."
Abolition Now! by
Call Number: HV9471 .A26 2008
Publication Date: 2008-11-01
Discipline and Punish by
Call Number: HV8666 .F6813 1977
Publication Date: 1995-04-25
The New Jim Crow by
Call Number: HV9950 .A437 2010
Publication Date: 2010-01-05
The Writings of Dean Spade
Spade is a Trans activist and lawyer whose work offers critical insights about PIC, administrative violence and neoliberalism.
Critical Race Theory
Critical Race Theory: UCLA
UCLA's webpage explaining Critical Race theory. From the site: Critical Race Theory was developed out of legal scholarship. It provides a critical analysis of race and racism from a legal point of view. Since its inception within legal scholarship CRT has spread to many disciplines. CRT has basic tenets that guide its framework. These tenets are interdisciplinary and can be approached from different branches of learning. with critiques of the conventional legal and scholarly norms which are themselves viewed as part of the illegitimate hierarchies that need to be changed.
Capitalism & Ecomomic Inequality: Imagine Otherwise
Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture
Focuses on the dangers that growing inequality pose for U.S. democracy, economic health and civic life. It is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies and based in Boston, MA.