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Convict CriminologyInside and Out$
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Rod Earle

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447323648

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447323648.001.0001

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Race, class, gender: agitate, educate, organise

Race, class, gender: agitate, educate, organise

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(p.95) Six Race, class, gender: agitate, educate, organise
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Convict Criminology
Author(s):

Rod Earle

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447323648.003.0006

This chapter revisits arguments around the significance of race and class to patterns of incarceration. Engaging with Loic Wacquant’s analysis, the author introduces the perspective of Stuart Hall on ‘new ethnicities’, and argues for more consistent, coherent and sustained attention to the politics of race, class and gender within convict criminology. The chapter includes a discussion of the way an epistemology of ignorance succeeds in disengaging questions of race from mainstream criminology. It concludes by appealing for further developments of anti-racism within convict criminology, and speculates on the value of studies of whiteness to this project.

Keywords:   race, racism, class, new ethnicities, Stuart Hall, whiteness, epistemology of ignorance

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