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The Scandal of White Complicity in US Hyper-incarceration

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Beschreibung

The Scandal of White Complicity and U.S. Hyper-incarceration is a groundbreaking exploration of the moral role of white people in the disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans and Latinos in the United States. Alex Mikulich, Laurie Cassidy, and Margaret Pfeil are white Catholic theologians developing understanding of how whiteness operates in the U.S. system of incarceration and witnessing to a Christian nonviolent way for whites to subvert our oppression of brothers and sisters of color.


Autorentext
Alex Mikulich is Research Fellow on Race and Poverty at the Jesuit Social Research Institute of Loyola University New Orleans, USA. He is co-editor and contributor to Interrupting White Privilege: Catholic Theologians Break the Silence, which was awarded the College Theology Society's 2008 Book of the Year Award. Alex serves the Pax Christi USA Anti-Racism Team, is a leader of Catholics Committed to Repeal of the Death Penalty in Louisiana, and is immersed in anti-racist research and advocacy in New Orleans and Mississippi.

Laurie Cassidy is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. She is co-editor and contributor to Interrupting White Privilege: Catholic Theologians Break the Silence, which was awarded the College Theology Society's 2008 Book of the Year Award. She has been a spiritual director for over twenty years and is concerned with contemplation as a mystical political practice for personal and social transformation.

Margaret Pfeil is Assistant Professor of Theology and a Fellow of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She is a founding member and resident of St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker House in South Bend. She organized and served as facilitator for the conference on 'White Privilege: Implications for the Catholic University, the Church, and Theology' held at the University of Notre Dame in March 2006.

Klappentext
The Scandal of White Complicity and U.S. Hyper-incarceration is a groundbreaking exploration of the moral role of white people in the disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans and Latinos in the United States. Alex Mikulich, Laurie Cassidy, and Margaret Pfeil are white Catholic theologians developing understanding of how whiteness operates in the U.S. system of incarceration and witnessing to a Christian nonviolent way for whites to subvert our oppression of brothers and sisters of color.


Zusammenfassung
The Scandal of White Complicity and US Hyper-incarceration is a groundbreaking exploration of the moral role of white people in the disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans and Latinos in the United States.

Inhalt
Table of Contents
Series Editor Preface; Mary Jo Iozzio
Foreword; Sister Helen Prejean
Introduction: The Invisibility of White Complicity in Hyper-incarceration; Laurie Cassidy and Alex Mikulich
Acknowledgments

Part I: STRUCTURE
Chapter 1: Hyper-Incarceration of African Americans and Latinos in Historical Context; Alex Mikulich
Vital Prison Statistics
The Construction of Whiteness in U.S. Law
The Enduring 'Cultural Logic' of Lynching and Three White Myths
The Emergence of the 'New Jim Crow'
The Economic Perversity of 'Fortress America'
Chapter 2: White Complicity in U.S. Hyper-incarceration; Alex Mikulich
White Soul
The Pathology of White Segregation: An Enduring Marker of Race in America
The Historical Structuring of American Segregation
White Habitus and the Four Walls of White Imprisonment
Conclusion

Part II: CULTURE
Chapter 3: The Myth of the Dangerous Black Man; Laurie Cassidy
The Picture in Our Heads
Slavery and the Myth of the Dangerous Black Man
White Christian Amnesia and Anamnesis
Chapter 4: Hip Hop and the Seditious Reinvention of the Dangerous Black Man; Laurie Cassidy
The Prophetic Voice of Hip Hop
Hip Hop and the Reinvention of Nat Turner
Conclusion

Part III: SPIRITUALITY
Chapter 5: A Spirituality of White Non-violent Resistance to the Reality of Hyper incarceration; Margaret Pfeil
The Beatitudes: A Framework for a Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance
Chapter 6: Contemplative Action: Toward Nonviolent White Resistance to Hyper-
Incarceration; Margaret Pfeil
Making Whiteness Visible: Complicity
Accountability and Awareness
The Circle Process: A Public Space of Accountability
Systemic Change: Facing the Dark Night of Impasse
Conclusion

Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Scandal of White Complicity in US Hyper-incarceration
Untertitel: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance
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EAN: 9781349433995
ISBN: 978-1-349-43399-5
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Philosophie
Anzahl Seiten: 203
Gewicht: 285g
Größe: H216mm x B11mm x T140mm
Jahr: 2013
Auflage: 1st ed. 2013