Week 9: Abolition and Abolitionist Anthropology

Monday, October 25: Abolition

For today, prepare:

  • First check-in of Portfolio is due today.
  • Read (28 pages)
    Kaba, Mariame. 2021. We Do This ’til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice. Chicago: Haymarket Books.
    • Part VI: Accountability Is Not Punishment: Transforming How We Deal with Harm and Violence
      • Transforming Punishment: What Is Accountability without Punishment?
      • The Practices We Need: #MeToo and Transformative Justice
      • Moving Past Punishment
      • Justice: A Short Story
  • Listen (96 min)
    Zora’s Daughters. 2021. “Abolition Is Not a Metaphor.” Podcast https://zorasdaughters.com/episodes/abolition-is-not-a-metaphor/
  • Watch (100 min):
    DuVernay, Ava (dir.). 2016. 13th https://www.netflix.com/watch/80091741

Wednesday, October 27: Abolitionist Anthropology 

For today, prepare:

  • Read (21 pages + 21 pages)
    Shange, Savannah. 2019. Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness, + Schooling in San Francisco. Durham: Duke University Press.
    • Chapter 1: #OurLivesMatter: Mapping an Abolitionist Anthropology
    • Chapter 2: “A Long History of Seeing”: Historicizing the Progressive Dystopia (might replace this chapter with another from the book)

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