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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.
The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. In addition to the more than two million people imprisoned under the criminal justice system, the U.S. government captures even more people into carceral spaces within and beyond its borders. Looking into a range of texts from Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian American, and Arab American writers, this course examines the U.S. penal system, not only as prisons and physical places, but also in state practices that decide social value, disadvantage people based on race, and criminalize them accordingly. Ultimately, this course asks and answers the following questions: what is the relationship between race and punishment? What are the socially constructed roles of incarceration? And what are some of the narratives and abolitionist, decolonial perspectives that push against them?
When Offered Spring.
Distribution Category (ALC-AS, CA-AS)
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- TR Rockefeller Hall 122
- Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
Instruction Mode: In Person
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