Captive Genders : Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex

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  • Copyright: 2011-10-18
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A collection which represents years of struggle in the transgender, gender variant and queer liberation movements and the movement for the abolition of the prison industrial complex. Often discriminated against and harassed on the outside, time in prison can be especially difficult for this already marginalised group of people who may exist between the prison system's male/female institutions. Vulnerable to attack and often denied medical care or protection beyond segregation, they are often overlooked by mainstream rights campaigns.

Author Biography

Eric A. Stanley works at die intersections of radical trans/queer politics, theories of state violence, and visual culture. Eric is currently finishing a PhD in the History of Consciousness department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and organizes with Gay Shame in San Francisco. Along with Chris Vargas, Eric co-directed the films Homotopia and Criminal Queers. Nat Smith is a light-skinned Black, queer, gender variant nerd who loves camping, comics, animals, sci-fi, mathematical equations, and is proof that none of these things is antithetical to being from the 'hood. Nat is known to associate with such dangerous organizations as Critical Resistance and the Trans/Gender Variant and Intersex Justice Project.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction: Fugitive Flesh: Gender Self-Determination, Queer Abolition, andTrans Resistancep. 1
Out Of Time: From Gay Liberation To Prison Abolition
Building an Abolitionist Trans & Queer Movement with Everything We've Gotp. 15
"Street Power" and the Claiming of Public Space: San Francisco's "Vanguard" and Pre-Stonewall Queer Radicalismp. 41
Brushes with Lily Lawp. 57
Looking Back: The Bathhouse Raids in Toronto, 1981p. 63
Prison Beyond The Prison: Criminalization Of The Everyday
"Rounding Up the Homosexuals": The Impact of Juvenile Court on Queer and Trans/Gender-Non-Conforming Youthp. 77
Hotel Hell: With Continual References to the Insurrectionp. 85
Regulatory Sites: Management, Confinement, and HIV/AIDSp. 99
Awful Acts and the Trouble with Normal: A Personal Treatise on Sex Offendersp. 113
How to Make Prisons Disappear: Queer Immigrants, the Shackles of Love, and the Invisibility of the Prison Industrial Complexp. 123
Identities Under Siege: Violence Against Transpersons of Colorp. 141
Walled Lives: Consolidating Difference, Disappearing Possibilities
Krystal Is Kristopher and Vice Versap. 165
"The Only Freedom I Can See:" Imprisoned Queer Writing and the Politics of the Unimaginablep. 169
Being an Incarcerated Transperson: Shouldn't People Care?p. 185
Out of Compliance: Masculine-Identified People in Women's Prisonsp. 189
My Storyp. 209
Exposurep. 215
No One Enters Like Them: Health, Gender Variance, and the PICp. 217
Bustin' Out: Organizing Resistance And Building Alternatives
Transforming Carceral Logics: 10 Reasons to Dismantle the Prison Industrial Complex Using a Queer/Trans Analysisp. 235
Making It Happen, Mama: A Conversation with Miss Majorp. 267
gender wars: state changing shape, passing to play, & body of our movementsp. 281
Maroon Abolitionists: Black Gender-oppressed Activists in the Anti-Prison Movement in die US and Canadap. 293
Abolitionist Imaginings: A Conversation with Bo Brown, Reina Gossett, and Dylan Rodriguezp. 323
Picturing the PIC Exercisep. 345
Questions for Abolitionist Work: 7 Easy Stepsp. 349
Addressing the Prison Industrial Complex: Case Studiesp. 355
Resource Listp. 357
Contributors Biosp. 359
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