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Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State

Jordan T. Camp


The United States currently has the largest prison population on the planet. Over the last four decades, structural unemployment, concentrated urban poverty, and mass homelessness have also become permanent features of the political economy. These developments are without historical precedent, but not without historical explanation. This book traces the rise of the neoliberal carceral state through a series of turning points in US history including the Watts insurrection in 1965, the Detroit rebellion in 1967, the Attica uprising in 1971, the Los Angeles revolt in 1992, and events in post-Katr ... More

Keywords: prison population, US prison, unemployment, urban poverty, Watts insurrection, Detroit rebellion, Attica uprising, Los Angeles revolt, neoliberal capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520281813
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520281813.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jordan T. Camp, author