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Prison Abolition and trans/gender liberation
Week 8: Listen
Lecture 8: Prisons Are Sites of Racial-Sexual-Ableist Violence
Week 8: Watch
: [WeAreManyMedia] (2014, Aug. 21) The Struggle for Trans Liberation: A conversation with CeCe McDonald (58:01). Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/emx5iHwbPOg
Week 8: Read
Spade, Dean. Normal Life *Introduction (1-20) and Chapter 1 (21-38)
Captive Genders : “The Only Freedom I Can See:” Imprisoned Queer Writing and the Politics of the Unimaginable
Smith, N., & Stanley, E. (Eds.). (2011). Captive Genders : Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, edited by Nat Smith, and Eric Stanley, AK Press, 2011. ProQuest Ebook Central
Captive Genders: Being an Incarcerated Transperson: Shouldn’t People Care?
Smith, N., & Stanley, E. (Eds.). (2011). Captive Genders : Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, edited by Nat Smith, and Eric Stanley, AK Press, 2011.
The Queer History of the Women’s House of Detention
Ryan, Hugh. (2019, May 31). “The Queer History of the Women’s House of Detention”
Week 8: Record
What is the relationship between trans liberation and prison abolition?
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