Jan 19, 2021  
Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POLT 248 - Carceral Geographies: Global border regimes, punitive landscapes, and the politics of mobility

Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS

This course refutes depictions of prisons and carceral spaces as exceptional and separate from society. Placing carcerality at the center of global circuits of state and capitalist power, we will examine the transnational dimensions of carceral regimes, from policing and punishment to surveillance, prisons, and labor camps. More obvious punitive forms are examined alongside those less intuitive, such as systems of education, mental health, and the politics of work. Parts 1 and 2 map theoretical framework and specific examples for thinking about the carceral state as a global phenomenon; part 3 examines struggles against these regimes around the world.

Enrollment Limit: 24
Instructor: C. Chua

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