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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (2): 261–284.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Amna A. Akbar Today’s left movements are rejecting neoliberalism and pivoting toward mass politics through an array of strategies and tactics. Struggles for reforms—or nonreformist reforms—loom large. This essay examines Occupy Wall Street, defund the police, and relations between the Green New...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (3): 447–475.
Published: 01 July 2022
... narrative. The first was directed against COVID-19 social protocols of lockdowns, face masks, and social distancing, eventually morphing into antivaccination protests. The second was directed against BLM demonstrations and campaigns for defunding or abolishing the police, and also associated with activism...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (4): 729–745.
Published: 01 October 2023
... whistleblowing. He also tweets about current themes related to policing, such as defunding the police, police reform, and civil distress. For example, on June 7, 2020, he tweeted a link to an article that he wrote and posted on LinkedIn regarding his thoughts on defunding the police. To be sure, Carter...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (3): 651–659.
Published: 01 July 2023
... police force could be defunded and abolished, and settlers could still informally police Indigenous peoples and extract wealth from Indigenous lands. But this is precisely the lesson of the Ottawa occupation: there can be no meaningful abolition without decolonization and Indigenous resurgence...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (4): 834–837.
Published: 01 October 2022
... or to settle other kinds of debts can result in detention in many states. The personal costs of incarceration add to the financial burden, and the many challenges faced upon reentry can create even more obligations. Along the way, police departments, judges, and prison administrations all take their cut...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (1): 174–177.
Published: 01 January 2022
... the university. For a year now, students, academics, and administrative staff have been protesting this illegitimate move to authoritatively seize and domesticate the university. The top-down imposition of a new rector was backed and reinforced by a heavy police siege of the campus and the securitization...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2018) 117 (1): 197–201.
Published: 01 January 2018
... and equal time, the effect is to normalize particular pro-Israel political positions and to silence dissenting viewpoints by policing the boundaries of acceptable or recognizable discourse on the topic of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with the clear implication that any discourse of Palestinian self...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2024) 123 (2): 297–320.
Published: 01 April 2024
... of Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, hit the ground. Montreal activists “toppled and decapitated” his statue during an action calling on political leaders to defund police services (Rudin 2021 ). A few weeks earlier, Black Lives Matter activists in Toronto queerly covered...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (2): 553–558.
Published: 01 April 2011
... the state as a whole experienced a 10 percent decline in its hate crime count, the count in the Inland Empire shot up 20 percent. Conflicts between the police and Latino communities have become more intense and raids by immigration authorities more frequent. All this is further aggravated...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2011) 110 (2): 559–564.
Published: 01 April 2011
... defunded programs that serve underrepresented communities. Although it may have appeared to out- siders as a minor rhetorical difference, organizers of color at UC Berkeley began to shift the political messaging from “saving” to “transforming” the public university with the understanding...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2023
..., and how the stakes of the George Floyd rebellion were carefully recalibrated away from leveling police stations to “defunding” them. Copyright 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2007) 106 (4): 769–787.
Published: 01 October 2007
... devastation: “Many of the social protections gradually assembled during the twentieth century have been systematically dismantled, defunded and discredited, with results every bit as predictable, and every bit as tragic, as the collapse of the levees.”29 As this conclusion and the comparison with Cuba...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (2): 339–357.
Published: 01 April 2022
... necessitated substantial state intervention and collective action. Similarly, long-dominant logics of carcerality have been undermined in both popular discourse and policy making, with calls to defund and/or abolish the police growing in the public consciousness. On the political right, Trump s presidency...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2017) 116 (3): 483–504.
Published: 01 July 2017
... life.1 These connec- tions are reflected in the Black Lives Matter movement’s call to defund the police and invest in black communities instead. The visibility of the Black Lives Matter movement has thus once again foregrounded fundamental questions for black political thought about the forms...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2007) 106 (4): 683–708.
Published: 01 October 2007
... as protector. New Orleans Police Chief W. J. Riley captured this sense of narrative discomfort when he said: “I guess it goes back to when I was a kid. I liked Westerns. I liked military movies. I liked police stories. So you believe in government. I truly believed that the military helicopters would...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (3): 515–539.
Published: 01 July 2022
... represent black politics. The practices do not issue explicit demands, even if the burning of a police station can support a demand to defund the police, because demands are merely screens to interface between worlds of rage and worlds of law that pull us to the perspective of the law as the effector...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2022) 121 (3): 541–560.
Published: 01 July 2022
... to building educational environments that prioritize responding to unmet needs as opposed to managing conduct (No More Exclusions 2020). Much like calls to defund or abolish the police, their abolitionist framework took a historical view of the object of abolition (Moten and Harney 2013) that accounted...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2009) 108 (4): 623–649.
Published: 01 October 2009
... and consistent than we are in the habit of recognizing. Beginning at least a decade before arriving on campus, today’s under- graduates have been subjected to an intense campaign of subordination, policing, and ideological control. At the heart of this campaign is standards- based educational “reform...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2012) 111 (2): 359–379.
Published: 01 April 2012
... in the arsenal of neoliberal governments and the Interna­ tional Monetary Fund to restructure economic values. In addition, falsifica­ tion of the currency is an accurate characterization of austerity programs, projects to privatize public goods and industries, defunding of pensions, bailouts of banks...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2024) 123 (2): 321–341.
Published: 01 April 2024
... that turned into a “postcolonial nightmare” as well as the revolutionary aspirations of 2011 that paved the way for continued and intensified military dictatorship. This crisis is felt through increasing police and military repression, rising economic inequality, geopolitical tensions across the region...