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The Scandal of White Complicity in US Hyper-Incarceration: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance (Content and Context in Theological Ethics)

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The Scandal of White Complicity and U.S. Hyper-incarceration is a groundbreaking exploration of the moral role of white people in the disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans and Latinos in the United States. Alex Mikulich, Laurie Cassidy, and Margaret Pfeil are white Catholic theologians developing understanding of how whiteness operates in the U.S. system of incarceration and witnessing to a Christian nonviolent way for whites to subvert our oppression of brothers and sisters of color.

Synopsis:

The Scandal of White Complicity and U.S. Hyper-incarceration is a groundbreaking exploration of the moral role of white people in the disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans and Latinos in the United States. Alex Mikulich, Laurie Cassidy, and Margaret Pfeil are white Catholic theologians developing understanding of how whiteness operates in the U.S. system of incarceration and witnessing to a Christian nonviolent way for whites to subvert our oppression of brothers and sisters of color.

About the Author

Alex Mikulich is Research Fellow on Catholic Social Teaching and Race at the Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans. He served as a co-editor and contributor for Interrupting White Privilege: Catholic Theologians Break the Silence (Orbis, 2007), winner of the 2008 Theological Book of the Year Award from the College Theology Society. Alex is co-founder and director of the Louisiana Fair Lending Coalition and co-founder of Louisiana Catholics Committed to Repeal of the Death Penalty.

Margaret R. Pfeil holds a joint appointment in the Theology Department and in the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame and is a Faculty Fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. She co-edited Violence, Transformation, and the Sacred: They Shall Be Called Children of God (Orbis Books, 2012) with Tobias Winright, and Sharing Peace: Mennonites and Catholics in Conversation (forthcoming, Liturgical Press, 2013) with Gerald Schlabach. She is a co-founder and resident of the St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker Community in South Bend, Indiana.Laurie Cassidy is associate professor of religious studies at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Her most recent book is Religion, Culture and Economics in Conflict and Conversation (Orbis Books, 2011), co-edited with Maureen O'Connell. She has been a spiritual director for over two decades and her scholarly research draws on the resources of Christian mysticism for individual and social transformation, particularly in responding to contemporary culture.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents AcknowledgementsIntroductionLaurie Cassidy, Margaret Pfeil, and Alex MikulichPart I: Hyper-incarceration of African Americans and Latinos: A New 'Peculiar Institution'?Chapter 1: Ain't that the Master's Old Tools?: A New 'Peculiar Institution' in Historical and Urban Geographical PerspectiveAlex MikulichChapter 2: New tools—same old Master's House: Incarceration, White Law, and the Stigmatization of BlacknessAlex MikulichPart II: Unmasking the White Cultural Production of Evil and U.S. ImprisonmentChapter 3: 'I see a Nat Turner in every negro boy': The creation of the dangerous Black Man in White ImaginationLaurie CassidyChapter 4: The Reinvention of Nat Turner: Gangster RapLaurie CassidyPart III: The Scandal of Mass Incarceration and Nonviolent Christian ResistanceChapter 5: A Spirituality of Nonviolence and the Reality of Mass Incarceration Margaret R. PfeilChapter 6: Contemplative Action: Toward Critical Nonviolent Resistance of White Privilege and IncarcerationMargaret R. PfeilConclusion: Toward Collective White ResistanceLaurie Cassidy, Margaret Pfeil, and Alex MikulichBibliographyIndex

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137002860
Author:
Mikulich, Alex
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Cassidy, Laurie
Author:
Prejean, Helen
Author:
Pfeil, Margaret
Author:
jean, Helen
Author:
Pre
Author:
Prejean, S. Helen
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Criminal Law - Sentencing
Subject:
Christian Theology - Ethics
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Law » Civil Liberties and Human Rights
History and Social Science » Law » Criminal Law » Sentencing
Religion » Christianity » Theology and Ethics

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The Scandal of White Complicity and U.S. Hyper-incarceration is a groundbreaking exploration of the moral role of white people in the disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans and Latinos in the United States. Alex Mikulich, Laurie Cassidy, and Margaret Pfeil are white Catholic theologians developing understanding of how whiteness operates in the U.S. system of incarceration and witnessing to a Christian nonviolent way for whites to subvert our oppression of brothers and sisters of color.

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