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Jackie Wang: Carceral Capitalism
WhenFriday, May 8, 2020, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WhereElliot Bay Book Company
Event typesLectures/Seminars

The big idea in Jackie Wang's Carceral Capitalism is that capitalism and the police state share a common obsession: controlling your time. At her lecture, you're going to hear her say hopelessly academic phrases such as "carceral temporalities" and "solitary confinement as detemporalization," and you're going to feel like you're in a critical theory grad seminar taught by a poet. But that's fine! That's good! You should sometimes go to critical theory grad seminars taught by poets when they're basically offered for free at bookstores! But you'll also get to marvel at the way Wang draws connections between Sun Ra, poetry, Jeremy Bentham, and the voices of Black revolutionaries on her way to imagining a world without prisons of our own making.

Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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