A searing indictment of the American penal system that finds the roots of the recent prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo in the steady dismantling of the Eighth Amendment's prohibition of "cruel and unusual" punishment.
By interrogating conceptual shifts in defining the racial state over time, Goldberg shows that debates and struggles about race in a wide variety of societies are really about the nature of political constitution and community. The book concludes with a discussion of how state and citizenship might... More Info
In this work drawn from lectures delivered in 1994 a founding figure of cultural studies reflects on the divisive, deadly consequences of our politics of identification. Stuart Hall untangles the power relations that permeate race, ethnicity, and nationhood and shows how oppressed groups broke... More Info