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Death and Other PenaltiesPhilosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration$
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Geoffrey Adelsberg, Lisa Guenther, and Scott Zeman

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780823265299

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.001.0001

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Prison Abolition and a Culture of Sexual Difference

Prison Abolition and a Culture of Sexual Difference

(p.210) Prison Abolition and a Culture of Sexual Difference
Death and Other Penalties

Sarah Tyson

Fordham University Press

This chapter recounts briefly how feminist antiviolence work has become complicit with mass incarceration. It then makes the case that supporting mass incarceration is at odds with the feminist goal of ending violence against women. It suggests that, in order to see beyond prisons we must turn to grassroots organizations already working within communities to find noncarceral responses to violence. The present analysis focuses on Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA) based in Seattle. It considers the work of Luce Irigaray to argue that organizations like CARA are not just anticipating life after prisons but creating the conditions necessary for life without prisons.

Keywords:   feminist antiviolence, mass incarceration, violence against women, Communities Against Rape and Abuse, Luce Irigaray, prison abolition, life after prison

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