What I’m most pleased about seeing my book land in this of the top 5 best critical theory books of 2014 is the company with which it keeps: Audra Simpson, Glen Coulthard, Sara Ahmed… a pretty incredible set of folks. And, it’s a real joy to see a “critical theory” list made up almost entirely of scholars of color doing radical theory. That is to say, this list isn’t made up of the usual suspects.
It’s been a few months since Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism was released by Fordham University Press, and it’s been amazing to hear responses and see copies showing up in the hands of folks out there in the world. I’ll be giving a bunch of talks in the near future about the book (as well as about some new projects that I’ve been working on), but in the meantime, you can follow updates at the Punishment and Inclusion page on facebook, download a copy of the preface and first chapter to read, and (obviously) pick yourself up a copy to read by the fireplace this winter. Thank you again to everyone that made this possible!
The good people at Fordham University Press have posted a “Sneak Peak” of Punishment and Inclusion in advance of its release in the next two weeks! You can download the preface and first chapter from their online archive here!
In a move that can only be described as (somewhat) shameless self-promotion, I have started a facebook page for Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism. Head over there to “like” it and follow updates leading up its Sept. 15 publication date!
Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism, is now available for pre-order. Snag it here from the Seminary Co-op in Chicago, or via that other internet bookstore people seem to use.
I recently received word that Death and Other Penalties, edited by Geoffrey Adelsberg, Lisa Guenther, and Scott Zeman, is now under contract with Fordham University Press. I am honored to have a chapter included in the volume called, “Death Penalty Abolition in Neoliberal Times,” which critically takes up the failure of Prop. 34 in California, LWOP sentencing, and Foucault’s writings on the death penalty.
I was pleased to learn that my 2012 article, “To Kill a Thief: Punishment, Proportionality, and Criminal Subjectivity in Locke”™s Second Treatise” is now a free download from SAGE. Also I am happy to report that my first book, Punishment and Inclusion, is fully in production from Fordham Press, as part of their Fall 2014 catalog.
I was happy to see that Cambridge University Press has posted details on the forthcoming Foucault Lexicon, edited by Len Lawlor and John Nale. I have a modest entry included (on the subject of “Law”) and it should hit the shelves in the U.S. in October of 2013, and is full of really great looking contributors covering almost all the bases. A great resource for Foucault scholarship and pedagogy.
I’m really honored and thrilled and excited and pleased to be able to say that my book, Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism, will be published by Fordham University Press, as part of their Just Ideas series. The timeline and details are still being worked out, but I’m hoping for a 2013 or early 2014 release date.
A new article on criminal disenfranchisement, race, and mental disability has been published in Disability Studies Quarterly, a really amazing open-access journal. It is part of a special issue entitled, “Movement Politics” guest edited by Michael Ralph. It’s an honor to be published in such amazing company!