Harvard scholar Jackie Wang to speak in Great Barrington about incarceration, capitalism | The Berkshire Eagle


By Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle

GREAT BARRINGTON — The title of Jackie Wang’s book says a lot about the modern version of enslavement, in or out of prison.

In “Carceral Capitalism,” Wang explores the way new incarceration techniques and economic weapons lead vulnerable citizens, particularly African-Americans, into an unfree life.

Wang, who will give a talk Tuesday evening at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, is a black studies scholar who is writing poetry that “seeks to shatter the racial capitalist order and the captivity of bodies and minds.”

The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public.

Currently a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University in African and African-American studies, Wang has recently studied the bail bonds industry, for example….

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