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Jackie Wang reads from Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e), 2018)

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Jackie Wang will read from Carceral Capitalism, a new collection of essays from Semiotext(e) at the Roos-Rohde House at Hampshire College on April 12th at 5:00pm. All are invited to attend, and refreshments will be served.

In her new book Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e)/Intervention Series, 2018), Wang confronts contemporary techniques of racial capitalism: “What we see happening in Ferguson and other cities around the country is not the creation of livable spaces, but the creation of living hells. When people are trapped in a cycle of debt it also can affect their subjectivity and how they temporally inhabit the world by making it difficult for them to imagine and plan for the future. What psychic toll does this have on residents? How does it feel to be routinely dehumanized and exploited by the police?”

Jackie Wang is a student of the dream state, black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, performer, library rat, trauma monster and PhD student at Harvard University. She is the author of a number of punk zines including On Being Hard Femme, as well as a collection of dream poems titled Tiny Spelunker of the Oneiro-Womb.


Roos-Rohde House, Hampshire College
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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