Abolition. Feminism. Now. by Angela Y. Davis audiobook

Abolition. Feminism. Now.

By Angela Y. Davis , Gina Dent , Erica R. Meiners , and Beth E. Richie
Directed by Jesse Bickford
Read by Gina Dent

Blackstone Publishing 9781642593969

The Abolitionist Papers

Unabridged

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Runtime: 5.06 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

As a politic and a practice, abolition increasingly shapes our political moment—halting the construction of new jails and propelling movements to divest from policing. Yet erased from this landscape are not only the central histories of feminist—usually queer, anticapitalist, grassroots, and women of color—organizing that continue to cultivate abolition but a recognition of a stark reality: abolition is our best response to endemic forms of state and interpersonal gender and sexual violence.

Amplifying the analysis and the theories of change generated from vibrant, community-based organizing, Abolition. Feminism. Now. surfaces necessary historical genealogies, key internationalist learnings, and everyday practices to grow our collective and flourishing present and futures.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A genealogy of the movements that brought us here, lessons learned, battles won and lost, and the ongoing collective struggle to build a thoroughly revolutionary vision and practice.” Robin D. G. Kelly, author of Freedom Dreams
“Four visionaries…reveal the connections between state violence and intimate violence, between prisons and family policing, and between local and global organizing…The authors compel us to see the urgent necessity of abolition feminism now.” Dorothy Roberts, author of Torn Apart
“Powerful, wise, and well-crafted…The book explains how organizing to end violence without turning to violent institutions such as prisons and the police as remedies, is how we learn what we need to do to make change possible…It gives us a name for what we want. Abolitionism. Now.” Sara Ahmed, author of Willful Subjects
“This book is a lineage of words and visuals, showing us the beauty of our efforts and gently reminding us that we are not failing—we are learning and we are changing.” adrienne maree brown, author of Emergent Strategy

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Author Bio: Angela Y. Davis

Author Bio: Angela Y. Davis

Angela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on Black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, and international solidarity with Palestine. She is the author of several books, including Women, Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is the subject of the acclaimed documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners and is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Davis is the recipient of the 2020 Cultural Freedom Prize from Lannan Foundation.

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Author Bio: Erica Meiners

Author Bio: Erica Meiners

Erica R. Meiners is a Professor of Education and Women’s and Gender Studies at Northeastern Illinois University—a public, urban institution in Chicago where she is also a union member of UPI: the University Professionals of Illinois. As the Bernard J. Brommel Distinguished Research Professor, she teaches classes in justice studies, women’s and gender studies, and educational studies. Meiners is the author of a number of books including Right to Be Hostile: Schools, Prisons, and the Making of Public Enemies, Public Acts: Disruptive Readings on Making Curriculum Public with Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco, and with Therese Quinn, Flaunt It! Queers Organizing for Public Education and Justice.

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Author Bio: Beth Richie

Author Bio: Beth Richie

Beth E. Richie is head of the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice and professor of Black Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation and Compelled to Crime: the Gender Entrapment of Black Battered Women. Dr. Richie’s work has been supported by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and others, and she has been awarded the Audre Lorde Legacy Award from the Union Institute, the Advocacy Award from the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Visionary Award from the Violence Intervention Project, and the UIC Woman of the Year Award.

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Author Bio: Gina Dent

Author Bio: Gina Dent

Gina Dent is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness, and Legal Studies at UC Santa Cruz. She writes and teaches on race, feminism, popular culture, and visual art, and her current book project—Prison as a Border and Other Essays, on popular culture and the conditions of knowledge—grows out of her work as an advocate for human rights and prison abolition.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 5.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English