“Exhaling a Low Freedom Song”: Jackie Wang on Carceral Capitalism

“Exhaling a Low Freedom Song”: Jackie Wang on Carceral Capitalism

I can’t quite remember an intellectual journey as complicated, engaging and justice-inspired as my trip through Carceral Capitalism. A warning: Author Jackie Wang is not for the faint-hearted. Whether she is delving deep into the tragedy and outrage of her brother’s 40-year prison sentence, picking apart economic crisis theory or changing gears altogether with a few poems, this book demands total engagement. It’s not exactly an academic study of carceral capitalism, yet it is one of the most rigorous studies of carceral capitalism you will encounter. It’s not exactly a chronicling of the debate between Afro-Pessimism and capitalist crisis-centered analysis, but it is. At times, I felt like I was reading parts of the literature review of a Ph.D. dissertation (the exciting parts) and at other moments she was baring her soul, her anger, her love, her solidarity. …. https://truthout.org/articles/exhaling-a-low-freedom-song-jackie-wang-on-carceral-capitalism/?utm_source=sharebuttons&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=mashshare

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