Abolition. Feminism. Now.
By Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica Meiners & Beth Richie
A powerful work from four activist scholars on the need for our thinking on
abolitionism and feminism to intersect. As a politics and as a practice,
abolitionism has increasingly shaped our political moment. Abolitionism and
feminism stand shoulder-to-shoulder in fighting a common cause: the end of the
carceral state, with its key role in perpetuating violence, both public and private,
in prisons, in police forces, and in people's homes. Abolitionist theories and
practices are at their most compelling when they are feminist; and a feminism
that is also abolitionist is the most inclusive and persuasive version of feminism
for these times.
Published by Penguin Random House.
About the Authors:
Angela Y. Davis
Angela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an
outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on Black liberation,
prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, and international
solidarity with Palestine. She is the author of several books, including Women,
Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is the subject of the
acclaimed documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners and is
Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Erica Meiners is a Professor of Education and Women's and Gender Studies at
Northeastern Illinois University and the author of several books, most recently
For the Children? Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State.
Gina Dent is an associate professor of feminist studies, history of
consciousness, and legal studies; chair of the feminist studies department, and