Summer 2019

Morning Session: Carcerality

Thursday, Jun. 6, 2019 9:00 am10:00 am

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Ruha Benjamin (Princeton University), Jessie Daniels (CUNY), Naomi Murakawa (Princeton University)

Algorithmically-based technologies inform comprehensive surveillance systems so confining that author Michelle Alexander recently pushed beyond her nomination of mass incarceration as “the New Jim Crow” to characterizing ubiquitous “e-carceral” devices like ankle monitors as “the Newest Jim Crow.” Yet entrenched concepts of carceral propriety inflect not only public apprehension of imprisonment, but also our willingness to endure civil and civic forms of non-criminal containment—from dating sites to financial risk assessments to electronic fences. This panel will explore the near- totalitarian capaciousness of such panoptic systems of surveillance and control.