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Caging Borders and Carceral States: Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance

Robert T. Chase


This volume considers the interconnection of racial oppression in the U.S. South and West, presenting thirteen case studies that explore the ways in which citizens and migrants alike have been caged, detained, deported, and incarcerated, and what these practices tell us about state building, converging and coercive legal powers, and national sovereignty. As these studies depict the institutional development and state scaffolding of overlapping carceral regimes, they also consider how prisoners and immigrants resisted such oppression and violence by drawing on the transnational politics of huma ... More

Keywords: racial oppression, citizens, migrants, detention, deportation, incarceration, domestic law, prisoners, immigrants, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469651231
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651231.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert T. Chase, editor
Stony Brook University

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Robert T. Chase

Part I From Western Conquests to Border Cages: Borderlands, Immigration, West

Carceral Shadows

David Manuel Hernández

Scorpion’s Tale

Kelly Lytle Hernández

Part II Prison Labor and Gender from South to Sunbelt

Menacing (Re)Production

Talitha L. Leflouria

Part III Constructing the Sunbelt Prison Industrial Complex

Blood In, Blood Out

Heather Mccarty

Private Prisons

Volker Janssen

The Path to Pelican Bay

Keramet Reiter

Part IV Resistance: Confronting the Carceral State

The Spider’s Web

Douglas K. Miller