Captive Genders, ed. Eric Stanley and Nat Smith

So, this month the attendees made an executive decision and chose a book for April- but seeing as it's one that's been on the short list for several months now, that seems only fair.  We'll be reading Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, an anthology edited by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith.  From their website: 


Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to offer new ways for understanding how race, gender, ability, and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of captivity. Through a politic of gender self-determination, this collection argues that trans/queer liberation and prison abolition must be grown together. From rioting against police violence and critiquing hate crimes legislation to prisoners demanding access to HIV medications, and far beyond, Captive Genders is a challenge for us all to join the struggle.



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  • Jess

    Hi friends! Just wanted to apologize for not making it last night. Ended up having to give my mom a ride to the airport as she's heading off to Australia. Just about to finish the book. Hope it went well and awesome discussion was made! See you at the next one!

    April 23, 2014

    • Ian

      Hope to see you next time!

      1 · April 23, 2014

  • Ian

    If anyone wants a little praxis with their theory, I encourage you to speak up on behalf of this trans girl who has just been placed in an adult prison in CT (there is a link to contact info at the bottom of the article).

    April 23, 2014

  • Ian

    Hi everybody! Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow evening! We'll be at AU COQUELET, most likely in the back.

    April 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Ian! You have the same name and look like the guy I met at a mean girls showing? Lol. Its Em : ) i guess ill see you there tomorrow

      1 · April 21, 2014

  • Ian

    Hey! So, anybody got a place they really wanna meet? In the absence of alternative suggestions, we could just do Au Coquelet again...

    April 9, 2014

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