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Author Acheson, Ray, 1982- author.

Title Abolishing state violence : a world beyond bombs, borders, and cages / Ray Acheson.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  303.6 ACH    Check Shelf
Description 373 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 273-340) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Chapter 1. Disbanding police -- Chapter 2. Dismantling prisons -- Chapter 3. Decoding surveillance -- Chapter 4. Deconstructing borders -- Chapter 5. Demobilizing war -- Chapter 6. Decommissioning nuclear weapons -- Chapter 7. Demolishing capitalism / coauthored with Nela Porobic -- Conclusion. Abolition as movement.
Summary "Abolishing state violence is an urgent and accessible analysis of the key structures of state violence in our world today, and a clarion call to action for their abolition. Acheson argues that understanding the relationship between structures of violence and frameworks for challenging them must be on the basis of their roots in patriarchy, racism, militarism, settler colonialism, and capitalism. Abolition is transformative. It is about defunding, demilitarizing, disbanding, and divesting from current structures of violence, but also about imagining new ways to organize and care for each other and our planet, and about building new systems and cultures to sustain ourselves in a more equitable, free, and peaceful way. It shows that change is possible"--Back cover.
Subject Political violence.
Corporate state.
State-sponsored terrorism.
Peace. (OCoLC)fst01055758
Political violence. (OCoLC)fst01069902
State-sponsored terrorism. (OCoLC)fst01131965
Added Title World beyond bombs, borders, and cages
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1642597414 hardcover
9781642596939 paperback
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