by Davis, Angela Y., Dent, Gina, Meiners, Erica, Richie, Beth
Society & social sciences
by Davis, Angela Y., Dent, Gina, Meiners, Erica, Richie, Beth | Society & social sciences
Published 20/10/2022 by Penguin Books Ltd (Hamish Hamilton Ltd) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 256 pages
In this landmark work, four of the world’s leading scholar-activists issue an urgent call for a truly intersectional, internationalist, abolitionist feminism. As a politics and as a practice, abolitionism has increasingly shaped our political moment, amplified through the worldwide protests following the 2020 murder of George Floyd by a uniformed police officer. It is at the heart of the Black Lives Matter movement, in its demands for police defunding and demilitarisation, and a halt to prison construction.
As this book shows, abolitionism and feminism stand shoulder-to-shoulder in fighting a common cause: the end of the carceral state, with its key role in perpetuating violence, both public and private, in prisons, in police forces, and in people’s homes. Abolitionist theories and practices are at their most compelling when they are feminist; and a feminism that is also abolitionist is the most inclusive and persuasive version of feminism for these times.