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Abolition Geography by Ruth Wilson Gilmore
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Abolition Geography by Ruth Wilson Gilmore
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May 10, 2022 | ISBN 9781839761706

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Praise for Golden Gulag:

“An impressive first book that stands as a model of politically engaged scholarship and an indictment of California’s ‘archipelago of concrete and steel cages.’ . . . In this sophisticated, interdisciplinary study, brimming with new ideas, political savvy and moral urgency, Gilmore takes us on a demanding intellectual exploration of California’s economic, political, spatial and cultural history. . . . Now, if you want to understand why progressive California leads the Western world with its regressive system of punishment, Gilmore’s Golden Gulag is the first must-read book of the 21st century.”― San Francisco Chronicle


Golden Gulag is a valuable addition to the growing literature on America’s redesign as a prison-heavy nation. The data is fascinating, the analysis compelling and deeply disturbing. It deserves, and hopefully will get, a wide readership.”― American Prospect


“As the state finally acknowledges the failure of the prison system, Gilmore’s book couldn’t be more timely—or more accurate in its assessment that California’s prisoners are our families.”― Sacramento News & Review


Golden Gulag offers a rigorously researched, original, and tightly-argued account of the rise of California’s Prison Industrial Complex during the 80’s and 90’s.”– Trevor Paglen, ― Left Turn


Golden Gulag excels at establishing the sheer number and variety of social sectors and institutions that depend upon the surpluses generated by contemporary society for their existence. Gilmore shows convincingly that those compelled to live in ghettos and who now cycle between the various stages of entrapment are fodder for a racially biased and ultimately insensitive society’s highly adaptive reproduction.”― Contemporary Sociology


“In this sophisticated, interdisciplinary study, brimming with new ideas, political savvy, and moral urgency, Gilmore takes us on a demanding intellectual exploration of California’s economic, political, spatial, and cultural history.”― Social Justice

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