1st Edition

Global Lockdown Race, Gender, and the Prison-Industrial Complex

Edited By Julia Sudbury Copyright 2005
    352 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    352 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Global Lockdown is the first book to apply a transnational feminist framework to the study of criminalization and imprisonment. The distinguished contributors to this collection offer a variety of perspectives, from former prisoners to advocates to scholars from around the world. The book is a must-read for anyone concerned by mass incarceration and the growth of the prison-industrial complex within and beyond U.S. borders, as well as those interested in globalization and resistance.

    Introduction: Feminist Critiques, Transnational Landscapes, Abolitionist Visions Julia Sudbury
    Part I: Criminalizing Survival
    1. Domestic Enemies and Carceral Circles: African Women and Criminalization in Italy, Asale Angel-Ajani
    2. Challenging the Criminalization of Women Who Resist, Lisa Neve and Kim Pate
    3. Victims and Agents of Crime: The New Crusade Against Trafficking, Kamala Kempadoo
    4. The Prison-Industrial Complex in Indigenous California, Stormy Ogden
    5. Through the Eyes of a Strong Black Woman Survivor of Domestic Violence: An Australian Story, Robbie Kina
    6. Queering Antiprison Work: African American Lesbians in the Juvenile Justice System, Beth Richie
    7. Imprisoned for Zina: Geopolitics and Women's Narratives in Pakistan, Shahnaz Khan
    Part II: Women in the Global Prison
    8. Modern Day Slavery: Inside the Prison-Industrial Complex, Kemba Smith
    9. Remaking Big Government: Immigration and Crime Control in the United States, Rebecca Bohrman and Naomi Murakawa
    10. Las Mujeres Olvidadas: Women in Mexican Prisons, Cristina Jose-Kampfner, Translated by Dereka Rushbrook
    11. Latinas and the War on Drugs in the United States, Latin America and Europe, Juanita Díaz-Cotto
    12. From Neighborhood to Prison: Women and the War on Drugs in Portugal, Manuela Ivone Pereira da Cunha
    13. "Mules", "Yardies" and Other Folk Devils: Mapping Cross-Border Imprisonment in Britain, Julia Sudbury
    14. Nigerian Women in Prison: Hostages in Law, Biko Agozino
    15. Occupied Territories, Resisting Women: Palestinian Women Political Prisoners, Elham Bayour
    16. Playing Global Cop: U.S. Militarism and the Prison-Industrial Complex, Linda Evans
    Part III: From Criminalization to Resistance
    17. Pierce the Future for Hope: Mothers and Prisoners in the Post-Keynesian California Landscape, Ruth Wilson Gilmore
    18. The Justice for Women Campaign: Incarcerated Domestic Violence Survivors in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Lisa Vetten and Kailash Bhana
    19. Reproductive Rights in Nepal: From Criminalization to Resistance, Melissa Upreti
    20. Sisters Inside: Speaking Out Against Criminal Injustice, Debbie Kilroy


    Julia Sudbury is Canada Research Chair in Social Justice, Equity, and Diversity at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. She is the author of Other Kinds of Dreams: Black Women's Organizations and the Politics of Transformation.

    'It would be nearly impossible to overstate the value of this collection for exposing us to the personal and local ways that the global War on Drugs, a neoliberal version of capitalism, and overtly punitive and implicitly racist immigration policies in the West bear down on women trying to get on with their lives. This is a book that will reverberate personally, professionaly and politically.' - Punishment and Society, vol 9, issue 4, 2007