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The crisis of borders and prisons can be seen starkly in statistics. In 2011 some 1,500 migrants died trying to enter Europe, and the United States deported nearly 400,000 and imprisoned some 2.3 million peopleandmdash;more than at any other time in history. International borders are increasingly militarized places embedded within domestic policing and imprisonment and entwined with expanding prison-industrial complexes. Beyond Walls and Cages offers scholarly and activist perspectives on these issues and explores how the international community can move toward a more humane future.

Working at a range of geographic scales and locations, contributors examine concrete and ideological connections among prisons, migration policing and detention, border fortification, and militarization. They challenge the idea that prisons and borders create safety, security, and order, showing that they can be forms of coercive mobility that separate loved ones, disempower communities, and increase shared harms of poverty. Walls and cages can also fortify wealth and power inequalities, racism, and gender and sexual oppression.

As governments increasingly rely on criminalization and violent measures of exclusion and containment, strategies for achieving change are essential. Beyond Walls and Cages develops abolitionist, no borders, and decolonial analyses and methods for social change, showing how seemingly disconnected forms of state violence are interconnected. Creating a more just and free worldandmdash;whether in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands, the Morocco-Spain region, South Africa, Montana, or Philadelphiaandmdash;requires that people who are most affected become central to building alternatives to global crosscurrents of criminalization and militarization.

Contributors: Olga Aksyutina, Stokely Baksh, Cynthia Bejarano, Anne Bonds, Borderlands Autonomist, Collective, Andrew Burridge, Irina Contreras, Renee Feltz, Luis A. Fernandez, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Amy Gottlieb, Gael Guevara, Zoe Hammer, Julianne Hing, Subhash Kateel, Jodie M. Lawston, Bob Libal, Jenna M. Loyd, Lauren Martin, Laura McTighe, Matt Mitchelson, Maria Cristina Morales, Alison Mountz, Ruben R. Murillo, Joseph Nevins, Nicole Porter, Joshua M. Price, Said Saddiki, Micol Seigel, Rashad Shabazz, Christopher Stenken, Proma Tagore, Margo Tamez, Elizabeth Vargas, Monica W. Varsanyi, Mariana Viturro, Harsha Walia, Seth Freed Wessler.

About the Author

Jenna M. Loyd is an independent scholar. Matt Mitchelson is an assistant professor of geography at Kennesaw State University. Andrew Burridge is a research associate in the International Boundaries Research Unit of the Department of Geography at Durham University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Borders, Prisons, and Abolitionist Visions

Jenna M. Loyd, Matt Mitchelson, and Andrew Burridge

Part I: Why Now?

Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis

Policing Mobility 19

Maintaining Global Apartheid from South Africa to the United States

Joseph Nevins

Understanding Conquest through a Border Lens 27

A Comparative Analysis of the Mexico-U.S. and Morocco-Spain Regions

Cynthia Bejarano, Maria Cristina Morales, and Said Saddiki

Race, Capitalist Crisis, and Abolitionist Organizing 42

An Interview with Ruth Wilson Gilmore, February 2010

Jenna Loyd

Part II: Global Crisis, National Struggles

The Work of Policing the Nation around the World

The Texas-Mexico Border Wall and Ndandeacute; Memory 57

Confronting Genocide and State Criminality, beyond the Guise of andldquo;Impunityandrdquo;

Margo Tamez

Prisoners of Passage 74

Immigration Detention in Canada

Harsha Walia and Proma Tagore

Mapping Remote Detention 91

Dis/location through Isolation

Alison Mountz

Migration Policy and the Criminalization of Protest 105

Olga Aksyutina

William Bratton in the Other L.A. 115

Micol Seigel

Part III: Poverty and Wars at Home

Finding Spaces for Refuge and Change

Building Prisons, Building Poverty 129

Prison Sitings, Dispossession, and Mass Incarceration

Anne Bonds

Business of Detention 143

Renee Feltz and Stokely Baksh

Torn Apart 152

Struggling to Stay Together after Deportation

Seth Freed Wessler and Julianne Hing

Creating Spaces for Change 163

An Interview with Amy Gottlieb, November 2009

Jenna Loyd

Bajo la Misma Luna 173

(Under the Same Moon)

Elizabeth Vargas

Part IV: Battleground Arizona

Local Crossroads, National Struggles

Policing Our Border, Policing Our Nation 181

An Examination of the Ideological Connections between Border Vigilantism and U.S. National Ideology

Jodie M.Llawston and Ruben R. Murillo

Resisting the Security-Industrial Complex 190

Operation Streamline and the Militarization of the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands

Borderlands Autonomist Collective

Detention and Access to Justice 209

A Florence Project Case Study

Christopher Stenken

Community, Identity, and Political Struggle 215

Challenging Immigrant Prisons in Arizona

Zoe Hammer

andldquo;Live, Love, and Workandrdquo; 228

An Interview with Luis Fernandez, August 2010

Jenna Loyd

Part V: Speaking Up! Standing Up!

Local Struggles against Walls and Cages

A Politics for Our Time? 241

Organizing against Jails

Joshua M. Price

andldquo;A Prison Is Not a Homeandrdquo; 253

Notes from the Campaign to End Immigrant Family Detention

Bob Libal, Lauren Martin, and Nicole Porter

Fighting for the Vote 266

The Struggle against Felon and Immigrant Disenfranchisement

Monica W. Varsanyi

andiexcl;La Policandiacute;a, la Migra, la Misma Porquerandiacute;a! 277

Popular Resistance to State Violence

Mariana Viturro

Part VI: Ending Border Wars

Building Abolitionist Futures

Mapping Black Bodies for Disease 287

Prisons, Migration, and the Politics of hiv/aids

Rashad Shabazz

The War on Drugs Is a War on Relationships 301

Crossing the Borders of Fear, Silence, and HIV Vulnerability in the Prison-Created Diaspora

Laura Mctighe

Immigrant Justice from a Trans Perspective 314

An Interview with Gael Guevara, May 2009

Jenna Loyd

Descado en Los Angeles 325

Cycles of Invisible Resistance

Irina Contreras

Winning the Fight of Our Lives 337

Subhash Kateel

Contributors 347

Index 357

Product Details

Lloyd, Jenna M.
University of Georgia Press
Burridge, Andrew
Loyd, Jenna M.
Mitchelson, Matt
Human Geography
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
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Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation
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