On Brett Story

Posted by | Paris Jomadiao | Posted on | November 15, 2016

Still from The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (Brett Story, 2016). Image courtesy of the artist.

Still from The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (Brett Story, 2016). Image courtesy of the artist.

We are thrilled to present writer & filmmaker Brett Story’s film, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, an absorbing meditation on the unexpected ways prison shapes lives and landscapes far beyond its walls. To accompany the film, Story recommends the following five books on carceral geography: an approach to analyzing incarceration and policing in spatial terms, drawing from the discipline of human geography. For Story’s detailed analysis of each book, please visit the original post on the Verso Books’ Blog.

Five Book Plan: Carceral Geography

  1. Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis and Opposition in Globalizing California by Ruth Wilson Gilmore (University of California Press, 2007)
  2. Progressive Punishment: Job Loss, Jail Growth, and the Neoliberal Logic of Carceral Expansion by Judah Schept, (New York University Press, 2015)
  3. Solitary Confinement: Social Death and its Afterlives by Lisa Guenther (University of Minnesota Press, 2013)
  4. The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century by Peter Linebaugh (Verso Books, 1991/2006)
  5. Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State by Jordan T. Camp (University of California Press, 2016)
Still from The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (Brett Story, 2016). Image courtesy of the artist.

Still from The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (Brett Story, 2016). Image courtesy of the artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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