wants to read Carceral Capitalism by Jackie Wang

Carceral Capitalism (2017, Semiotext(e)) No rating

In this collection of essays in Semiotext(e)’s Intervention series, Jackie Wang examines the contemporary incarceration …

I've been meaning to reread this for a few years now, as it had a dramatic impact on me when I first picked it up four or five years ago. I think it's well worth a read to anyone interested in the inescapable connection between racial hypercarcerality and hypercapitalism in the US. It's approachable for someone with little to no knowledge on the topic, but I think that even people who have some knowledge already will get something from this—even if it's just how well-expressed the ideas are.