ETHSTD 181AC | CCN: 22410
Keith Feldman, Tina Sacks, Jonathan Simon, Nikki Jones
MWF 11:00 - 11:59am 105 Stanley
Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, this course embraces the longue duree of critical prison studies, questioning the shadows of normality that cloak mass incarceration both across the globe and, more particularly, in the contemporary United States. This course thus explores a series of visceral, unsettling juxtapositions: “freedom” and “slavery”; “citizenship” and “subjugation”; “marginalization” and “inclusion”, in each case explicating the ways that story making, political demagoguery, and racial, class, and sexual inequalities have wrought an untenable social condition.