The Idea of Prison Abolition

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Price
$29.95  $27.85
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publish Date
Pages
248
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.1 X 1.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780691229751

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About the Author
Tommie Shelby is the Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University. He is the author of Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform and We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity.
Reviews
"A Seminary Co-Op Notable Book of the Year"
"Winner of the Easton Award, Foundations of Political Thought section of the American Political Science Association"
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The time is right for a book like Tommie Shelby's The Idea of Prison Abolition--one that closely and carefully examines, in detail and with rigor, some of the best arguments on behalf of abolishing prisons, and does so with philosophical sophistication, crystal-clear prose, and admirable breadth.

"---Jennifer Lackey, Journal of Philosophy
"A good intellectual case against abolitionism."---Andy West, The Philosopher
"The Idea of Prison Abolition is the work of a well-read, clear-headed, and sober-minded thinker, and it seldom gives good cause to disagree with its careful arguments. It will be indispensable for anyone working on its subject."---Benjamin Ewing, Mind
"Necessary reading."---Mike Nellis, Punishment & Society