Week 2

marrying the carceral state

Key Questions

  • How did various feminists differ in their perspectives on gender violence? What are the ways in which these divergent perspectives influenced feminist approaches to incarceration, policing, and surveillance?

  • How did carceral feminism become the predominant feminist perspective within the battered women’s movement? What caused this shift?

  • What were the ideological drivers behind carceral feminists’ belief that arrest was the best way to address domestic violence? What were the racialized and gendered effects of the pro-arrest policies pursued by carceral feminists?

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