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51. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 11 > Issue: 1
Peter Gratton, Richard A. Jones, Harry van der Linden Editors’ Introduction
52. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 11 > Issue: 1
Conference Announcement: Call for Conference Submissions
53. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 11 > Issue: 1
Books for Review
54. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 11 > Issue: 1
Loïc Wacquant Ordering Insecurity: Social Polarization and the Punitive Upsurge
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The sudden growth and glorification of the penal state in the United States after the mid-1970s (and in Western Europe two decades later) is not a response to the evolution of crime, but a reaction to—and a diversion from—the social insecurity produced by the fragmentation of wage labor and the destabilization of ethnoracial hierarchies following the discarding of the Fordist-Keynesian compact. It partakes of a new government of poverty wedding restrictive “workfare” and expansive “prisonfare,” which ensnares the precarious fractions of the postindustrial proletariat in a carceral-assistential net designed to steer them towards deregulated employment or to contain them in their dispossessed neighborhoods and in the booming prisons that have become their satellites. This policy of penalization of urban marginality guided by moral behaviorism partakes of a broader reengineering and remasculinizing of the state that has rendered obsolete the traditional scholarly and policy division between welfare and crime. It must be grasped, not under the narrow rubric of repression, but under the generative category of production, as it has spawned new state agencies, social types, knowledges and experts. It makes the study of incarceration an essential chapter in the sociology of the state and social stratification in the era of triumphant neoliberalism.
55. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 11 > Issue: 1
Falguni A. Sheth “Race by Any Other Name is Still…”
56. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 11 > Issue: 1
Shannon Hoff Wendy Brown and the Critique of Tolerance
57. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 11 > Issue: 1
Ron Haas Guy Hocquenghem's Critique of Radical Leftism
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This article reviews the importance of the French philosopher Guy Hocquenghem. An early theorist of radical homosexuality, Hocquenghem was prescient about the rightward pull on many in the ‘68 generation in France, including those who would go on to media fame in France for liberal critiques of their earlier political incarnations. Hocquenghem would die too soon in 1988, but not before leaving an influential corpus for those thinking non-heterosexist forms of desire and political communities.
58. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 11 > Issue: 2
Books for Review
59. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 11 > Issue: 2
RPR Call For Papers
60. Radical Philosophy Review: Volume > 11 > Issue: 2
Michael R. Paradiso-Michau The Widow, the Orphan, and the Stranger: Levinasian Themes in Dussel’s Political Theory