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Struggle Within|Dan Berger
Struggle Within : Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States
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The Struggle Within is an accessible yet wide-ranging historical primer about how mass imprisonment has been a tool of repression deployed against diverse left-wing social movements over the last fifty years. Berger examines some of the most dynamic social movements across half a century: black liberation, Puerto Rican independence, Native American sovereignty, Chicano radicalism, white antiracist and working-class mobilizations, pacifist and antinuclear campaigns, and earth liberation and animal rights.

Berger's encyclopedic knowledge of American social movements provides a rich comparative history of numerous social movements that continue to shape contemporary politics. The book also offers a little-heard voice in contemporary critiques of mass incarceration. Rather than seeing the issue of America's prison growth as stemming solely from the war on drugs, Berger locates mass incarceration within a slew of social movements that have provided steep challenges to state power.

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781604869552
  • ISBN-10: 1604869550
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds
  • Page Count: 128