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Enforcing freedom : drug courts, therapeutic communities, and the intimacies of the state / Kerwin Kaye.

Author/Creator:
Kaye, Kerwin author.
Publication:
New York : Columbia University Press, [2020]
Series:
Studies in transgression
Studies in transgression
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Drug courts -- United States.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration.
Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation.
Drug courts.
United States.
Summary:
Situating drug courts in a long line of state projects of race and class control, Kerwin Kaye details the ways in which the violence of the state is framed as beneficial for those subjected to it. He explores how courts decide whether to release or incarcerate participants using nominally colorblind criteria that draw on racialized imagery. Rehabilitation is defined as preparation for low-wage labor and the destruction of community ties with "bad influences," a process that turns participants against one another. At the same time, Kaye points toward the complex ways in which participants negotiate state control in relation to other forms of constraint in their lives, sometimes embracing the state's salutary violence as a means of countering their impoverishment. Simultaneously sensitive to ethnographic detail and theoretical implications, Enforcing Freedom offers a critical perspective on the punitive side of criminal-justice reform and points toward alternative paths forward.
Contents:
Policing addiction in a new era of therapeutic jurisprudence
Drug court paternalism and the management of threat
Today is the first day of the rest of your life : therapeutic practice within TCS and the history of Synanon
Control and agency in contemporary TCS
Gender, sexuality and the "drugs lifestyle"
Retrenchment and reform in the war on drugs
Notes
References
Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780231172882
0231172885
9780231172899
0231172893
9780231547093
OCLC:
1065734556
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