Fugitive Thought

Fugitive Thought

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In Fugitive Thought, Michael Hames-Garca argues that writings by prisoners are instances of practical social theory that seek to transform the world. Unlike other authors who have studied prisons or legal theory, Hames-Garca views prisoners as political and social thinkers whose ideas are as important as those of lawyers and philosophers.As key moral terms like qjustice, q qsolidarity, q and qfreedomq have come under suspicion in the post-Civil Rights era, political discussions on the Left have reached an impasse. Fugitive Thought reexamines and reinvigorates these concepts through a fresh approach to philosophies of justice and freedom, combining the study of legal theory and of prison literature to show how the critiques and moral visions of dissidents and participants in prison movements can contribute to the shaping and realization of workable ethical conceptions. Fugitive Thought focuses on writings by black and Latina/o lawyers and prisoners to flesh out the philosophical underpinnings of ethical claims within legal theory and prison activism.Michael Hames-Garca is assistant professor of English and of philosophy, interpretation, and culture at Binghamton University, State University of New York.Prison Movements, Race, and the Meaning of Justice Michael Roy Hames- Garcia ... 118; on solidarity, 234-35; trial of, 285n29, 286n30 Burnham, Michelle, 274n21 Burns, Haywood, 231-32 Burton-Rose, Daniel, 280n28 Bussing, Sabine, ... See also reference Chahram-Dernersesian, Angie, 266n9 Chavez, Cesar, 53 Chesimard, Joanne. ... See cultural nationalism Child, Lydia Maria, 99, 274n21 Chinosole, 273n8, 274n21 Churchill, Ward, 285n28 Clark, Judy, 272n4 Clark, Richard X, anbsp;...

Title:Fugitive Thought
Author:Michael Roy Hames-Garcia
Publisher:U of Minnesota Press - 2004


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