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AFRICAAM 142: Beyond Incarceration (ANTHRO 141)

The prison's hold on society is not limited to the millions within its walls and wider surveillance apparatus, what we might call mass incarceration, nor is it limited to the vast political and economic network which supports incarceration, that is, the prison industrial complex. It also has a hold on our minds. As Angela Davis argues in Are Prisons Obsolete, "The prison is considered so 'natural' that it is extremely hard to imagine life without it." This is what makes the United States a carceral society. In this service learning course we will take on the monumental and timely task of developing that abolitionist imaginary. We will not be making this journey alone, but will draw on the visions of activists, academics, and currently/formerly incarcerated scholars and artists to guide us. The course has two community partner organizations. With our first community partner, the Ella Baker Center, we will participate in the Prison Mail Night, where we will learn about the real situation more »
The prison's hold on society is not limited to the millions within its walls and wider surveillance apparatus, what we might call mass incarceration, nor is it limited to the vast political and economic network which supports incarceration, that is, the prison industrial complex. It also has a hold on our minds. As Angela Davis argues in Are Prisons Obsolete, "The prison is considered so 'natural' that it is extremely hard to imagine life without it." This is what makes the United States a carceral society. In this service learning course we will take on the monumental and timely task of developing that abolitionist imaginary. We will not be making this journey alone, but will draw on the visions of activists, academics, and currently/formerly incarcerated scholars and artists to guide us. The course has two community partner organizations. With our first community partner, the Ella Baker Center, we will participate in the Prison Mail Night, where we will learn about the real situations of currently incarcerated people and contribute to the procedural abolitionist task of helping people decarcerate themselves. With our second community partner, the Ahimsa Collective, will run weekly transformative justice circles for us to process the contents of the class and to learn a key process in the abolitionist toolkit. Alongside the service learning elements the syllabus is structured in three parts. In the first two weeks we will reflect on the deep history and global geography of the abolitionist struggle, as we can't know where we're going unless we know where we've come from. The middle five weeks will be a whistle-stop tour of current abolitionist struggles, from Abolish ICE to decriminalizing sex work, viewing the broader question of an abolitionist future from the unique issues foregrounded in each struggle. The final three weeks will be dedicated to developing final class projects, which will take the form of speculative artworks which explore the possible future of one abolitionist struggle. This class will be entirely virtual.nnCardinal Course certified by the Haas Center
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5
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