Punishment and Inclusion, reviewed in PoP

I’m really pleased to have been able to take part in a critical dialogue with Banu Bargu about  our respective books. Bargu is author of the award-winning Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons (Columbia UP, 2014). We reviewed each other’s work, and had a chance to respond to each other’s reviews. This is also the first review in print of Punishment and Inclusion.  The exchange is currently available for free from Perspectives on Politics in their excellent special issue devoted to Prisons and Policing.


Instructors: Exam copies of P&I available from FUP

If you  are  interested in using Punishment and Inclusion in a course, Fordham University Press has set up a link to request a free  examination  copy direct  from the press.  This is obviously only for instructors who are likely to assign the text  in future courses. You can also  just  buy  yourself a copy at 50% off the list price direct from FUP as part of their spring sale using the code SPRING3K4D15, for a limited time.

Talk at the New School, Feb. 19

Politics Speaker Series Spring 2015Details on the previously announced talk at the New School for Social Research are now available. I’m being hosted by the wonderful folks in the Politics Department as part of their spring speaker series.  I’ll be talking about my book on  Feb. 19, 2015, at 6pm. Details on their full series is attached!

listed: P&I is 5th best critical theory book of 2014

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.

Punishment and Inclusion, three months later

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!