Disability Incarcerated

Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada

Editors: Ben-Moshe, L., Chapman, C., Carey, A. (Eds.)

  • Forward by Angela Davis, renowned African American political activist and writer whose recent work focuses on abolishing the prison-industrial complex
  • With an interdisciplinary focus, this book makes crucial connections between disability studies and the study of incarceration while expanding theoretical boundaries of each discipline
  • This ground-breaking title is the only book-length work in disability studies or prison/incarceration studies that covers the geographical, temporal, and disciplinary areas highlighted in this collection
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Disability Incarcerated offers an outstanding collection of interdisciplinary scholarship examining the incarceration and segregation of people with disabilities the United States and Canada.

About the authors

Jihan Abbas, Carleton University, USA Katie Aubrecht, Saint Mary's University and St. Francis Xavier University, Canada Ruthie-Marie Beckwith, USA Angela Y. Davis, USA Giselle Dias, Canada Nirmala Erevelles, University of Alabama, USA Erick Fabris, Ryerson University, Canada Philip M. Ferguson, Chapman University, USA Mark Friedman, USA Lucy Ling Gu, Shippensburg University, USA Robert McRuer, George Washington University, USA Mansha Mirza, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Shaista Patel, University of Toronto, Canada Geoffrey Reaume, York University, Canada Michael Rembis, University at Buffalo, USA Joan Ruzsa, Canada Jijian Voronka, University of Toronto, Canada Syrus Marcus Ware, University of Toronto, Canada

Reviews

"The essays in Disability Incarcerated demonstrate that racialized and disabled bodies are now, and historically have been, policed in various and complex ways, causing a disproportionate number of people with disabilities to be confined in carceral spaces, whether in institutions or in prisons. The collection compellingly argues for a deeper examination of the interlocking oppressions that have caused othered bodies specifically, disabled, working-class, minority, immigrant, terrorist, and displaced bodies to be watched, controlled, and contained by the prison-industrial complex. . . Disability Incarcerated offers readers a powerful critique of neoliberalism and its exploitation of non-normative bodies, and it certainly has primed the path for future work that bridges critical prison studies and critical disability studies." - Disability Studies Quarterly

"Disability Incarcerated constitutes a major contribution to critical disability and penal studies, joining the two as no other book does . . . Only now and then does a work of scholarship so ground-breaking, so well theorized, and so daring appear on the scene. And seldom do we come across an anthology destined to become a classic." - Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

"Provocative, original, and timely, this collection reveals inextricable links between disability and incarceration. Each study of confinement places disability in sustained dialogue with broader forces and identities, including race, gender, sexuality and class. Accessible prose and collaborative projects attest to the transformative power of activist scholarship." - Susan Burch, Associate Professor of American Studies and former director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, Middlebury College, USA

"Disability Incarcerated challenges both scholarship and activism around the prison industrial complex by demonstrating how disability is central to systems of incarceration. It further shows how the build-up of the prison nation is not just around policing race and gender, but simultaneously policing disability. This book thus highlights how race, colonialism, and gender operate through disability. An amazing collection.' - Andrea Smith, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, University of California, Riverside, USA

"There is admirable depth to each chapter While the interconnection between incarceration and disability overall is called into question, readers are forced to pause for thought and reconsider their understanding of how social constructs and perceptions can influence persons in prison and persons with disability" Rose Ricciardelli, British Journal of Criminology 55(3)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Reconsidering Confinement: Interlocking Locations and Logics of Incarceration

    Chapman, Chris (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • Five Centuries’ Material Reforms and Ethical Reformulations of Social Elimination

    Chapman, Chris

    Pages 25-44

  • Creating the Back Ward: The Triumph of Custodialism and the Uses of Therapeutic Failure in Nineteenth-Century Idiot Asylums

    Ferguson, Philip M.

    Pages 45-62

  • Eugenics Incarceration and Expulsion: Daniel G. and Andrew T.’s Deportation from 1928 Toronto, Canada

    Reaume, Geoffrey

    Pages 63-80

  • Crippin’ Jim Crow: Disability, Dis-Location, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    Erevelles, Nirmala

    Pages 81-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disability Incarcerated
Book Subtitle
Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada
Editors
  • L. Ben-Moshe
  • C. Chapman
  • A. Carey
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38847-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137388476
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39323-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-40405-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 297
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