Punishment and inclusion : race, membership, and the limits by Andrew Dilts

By Andrew Dilts

"This booklet supplies a theoretical and historic account of felon disenfranchisement, displaying deep connections among punishment and citizenship practices within the usa. those connections are deployed quietly and but perniciously as a part of a political method of white supremacy, shaping modern regimes of punishment and governance"--

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Felon disenfranchisement is read as an exemplary practice, as a political and social artifact of a broader discourse. indb 21 7/15/14 11:14:58 AM 22 A Productive Injustice practice as historically contingent and also on its ability to reveal something of this practice’s persistence within the American tradition of liberalism. Specifically, I seek to advance understandings of both the authors with whom I textually engage and the meaning and significance of felon disenfranchisement as a material practice.

Second, does the reading shed light on external phenomena in a way that could not be seen absent that reading? , simply regulatory of a state’s constitution and makeup). Felon disenfranchisement is read as an exemplary practice, as a political and social artifact of a broader discourse. indb 21 7/15/14 11:14:58 AM 22 A Productive Injustice practice as historically contingent and also on its ability to reveal something of this practice’s persistence within the American tradition of liberalism. Specifically, I seek to advance understandings of both the authors with whom I textually engage and the meaning and significance of felon disenfranchisement as a material practice.

Indb 22 7/15/14 11:14:58 AM A Productive Injustice 23 The figure of the felon, of the delinquent, of the thief, of the “free Negro laborer”—each of these figures will in the course of this book occupy the space between generality and specificity, in that each of them will direct our attention to the way in which they have been constructed and continue to shape our actions and thought. Genealogical analysis at its best gives a disruptive history, pointing out the contingency of the world rather than its determinism.

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