The Resource Punishment and inclusion: : race, membership, and the limits of American liberalism, Andrew Dilts, (ebook)

Punishment and inclusion: : race, membership, and the limits of American liberalism, Andrew Dilts, (ebook)

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Punishment and inclusion: : race, membership, and the limits of American liberalism
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Punishment and inclusion:
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race, membership, and the limits of American liberalism
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Andrew Dilts
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eng
Summary
At the start of the twenty-first century, 1 percent of the U.S. population is behind bars. An additional 3 percent is on parole or probation. In all but two states, incarcerated felons cannot vote, and in three states felon disenfranchisement is for life. More than 5 million adult Americans cannot vote because of a felony-class criminal conviction, meaning that more than 2 percent of otherwise eligible voters are stripped of their political rights. Nationally, fully a third of the disenfranchised are African American, effectively disenfranchising 8 percent of all African Americans in the United States. In Alabama, Kentucky, and Florida, one in every five adult African Americans cannot vote. Punishment and Inclusion gives a theoretical and historical account of this pernicious practice of felon disenfranchisement, drawing widely on early modern political philosophy, continental and postcolonial political thought, critical race theory, feminist philosophy, disability theory, critical legal studies, and archival research into state constitutional conventions. It demonstrates that the history of felon disenfranchisement, rooted in post-slavery restrictions on suffrage and the contemporaneous emergence of the modern "American" penal system, reveals the deep connections between two political institutions often thought to be separate, showing the work of membership done by the criminal punishment system and the work of punishment done by the electoral franchise. Felon disenfranchisement is a symptom of the tension that persists in democratic politics between membership and punishment. This book shows how this tension is managed via the persistence of white supremacy in contemporary regimes of punishment and governance
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Midwest
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Dilts, Andrew
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324.6/20869270973
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non fiction
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hoopla digital
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Just ideas
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  • Suffrage
  • Prisoners
  • Political rights, Loss of
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Punishment
  • Citizenship
  • Race
  • Liberalism
  • United States
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adult
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Punishment and inclusion: : race, membership, and the limits of American liberalism, Andrew Dilts, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9780823262434
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11832347
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11832347
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MWT11832347
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Punishment and inclusion: : race, membership, and the limits of American liberalism, Andrew Dilts, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823262434
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11832347
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11832347
System control number
MWT11832347
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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