Topic outline

  • Race, Gender and the Prison Industrial Complex

    Race, Gender and the Prison Industrial Complex

    (Thursdays 1:30pm-4:50pm) (D34)

    Instructor: Renee Byrd

    Office: Dalrymple 22B

    Office Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-11am

    Email: rbyrd@marlboro.edu

    • "...the panopticon must not be understood as a dream building: it is the diagram of a mechanism of power reduced to its ideal form." Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish

      • Syllabus & Other Important Documents

        • The Emergence of the Prison-Readings for Thursday, September 6th

          Davis, Angela. Chapter 2 "Slavery, Civil Rights and Abolitionist Perspectives Toward Prison." In Are Prisons Obsolete? ** Available for purchase in book store.

          • The Contemporary Prison- Readings for Thursday, September 13th

            Davis, Angela. Chapter 1 "Introduction-- Prison Reform or Prison Abolition." In Are Prisons Obsolete?

            • Race and the Prison- Readings for Thursday, September 20th

              • Neoliberal Globalization and the Political Economy of Prisons- Readings for Thursday, September 27th

                • Prisons and Militarism- Readings for Thursday October 4th

                  • Health and Prisons- Readings for Thursday, October 11th

                    • Gender, Sexuality and the Prison- Readings for Thursday, October 18th

                      • Gender, Sexuality and the Prison Cont.- Readings for Thursday, October 25th

                        • Immigration and Prisons- Readings for Thursday, November 1st

                          • Native Communities- Readings for Thursday, November 8th

                            • Political Prisoners and Native Communities Cont.- Readings for Thursday, November 15th

                              Peltier, Leonard. Prison Writings: My Life is My Sun Dance. READ ENTIRE TEXT.

                              *** Text is available in the college bookstore.

                              • Youth- Readings for Thursday, November 29th

                                • Topic 15

                                  • Topic 16