Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Golden Gulag : Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California - 07 edition

Golden Gulag : Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (ISBN10: 0520242017; ISBN13: 9780520242012)
ISBN13: 978-0520242012
ISBN10: 0520242017

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0520222564
ISBN10: 0520222563

Summary:
Since 1980, the number of people in U.S. prisons has increased more than 450%. Despite a crime rate that has been falling steadily for decades, California has led the way in this explosion, with what a state analyst called ''the biggest prison building project in the history of the world.'' Golden Gulag provides the first detailed explanation
for that buildup by looking at how political and economic forces, ranging from global to local, conjoined to produce the prison boom.
In an informed and impassioned account, Ruth Wilson Gilmore examines this issue through statewide, rural, and urban perspectives to explain how the expansion developed from surpluses of finance capital, labor, land, and state capacity. Detailing crises that hit California's economy with particular ferocity, she argues that defeats of radical struggles, weakening of labor, and shifting patterns of capital investment have been key conditions for prison growth. The results--a vast and expensive prison system, a huge number off incarcerated young people of color, and the increase in punitive justice such as the ''three strikes'' law--pose profound and troubling questions for the future of California, the United States, and the world. Golden Gulag provides a rich context for this complex dilemma, and at the same time challenges many cherished assumptions about who benefits and who suffers from the state's commitment to prison expansion.

...show more
Summary:
Since 1980, the number of people in U.S. prisons has increased more than 450%. Despite a crime rate that has been falling steadily for decades, California has led the way in this explosion, with what a state analyst called ''the biggest prison building project in the history of the world.'' Golden Gulag provides the first detailed explanation for that buildup by looking at how political and economic forces, ranging from global to local, conjoined to produce the prison boom.
In an informed and impassioned account, Ruth Wilson Gilmore examines this issue through statewide, rural, and urban perspectives to explain how the expansion developed from surpluses of finance capital, labor, land, and state capacity. Detailing crises that hit California's economy with particular ferocity, she argues that defeats of radical struggles, weakening of labor, and shifting patterns of capital investment have been key conditions for prison growth. The results--a vast and expensive prison system, a huge number off incarcerated young people of color, and the increase in punitive justice such as the ''three strikes'' law--pose profound and troubling questions for the future of California, the United States, and the world. Golden Gulag provides a rich context for this complex dilemma, and at the same time challenges many cherished assumptions about who benefits and who suffers from the state's commitment to prison expansion.

...show less

Edition/Copyright: 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 01/08/2007
International: No



List Price: $28.95
Used $15.74
Used
Save $13.21 (46%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 5 hours and 29 minutes and it ships by Noon CT today!
New  Currently Sold Out
Marketplace sellers starting at $14.80

18 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Golden Gulag : Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (18)  |  New (6)  |  Like New (1)  |  Very Good (3)  |  Good (5)  |  Acceptable (3)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$15.74
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$27.86
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$7.58
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
HippoBooks-DB
Toledo, OH
Seller Rating: 4.49
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!
$15.74
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Textbookcenter.com
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.63
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket.
$18.52
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
GreatBookPrices
Westminster, MD
Seller Rating: 4.18
Used, Acceptable Condition, may show signs of wear and previous use. Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
$18.53
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
PaperbackshopUS
Secaucus, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.48
Used - Very Good Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000
$19.40
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Nettextstore
Lincoln, NE
Seller Rating: 4.55
2007 Paperback Good Books have varying amounts of wear and highlighting. Usually ships within 24 hours in quality packaging. Satisfaction guaranteed. This item may not include any CDs, Infotracs, A ...show moreccess cards or other supplementary material. ...show less
$20.48
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
EuroBooks
Horcott Rd, Fairford,
Seller Rating: 4.41
New Book. Shipped from UK within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.
$22.55
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Midtown Scholar Bookstore PA
Harrisburg, PA
Seller Rating: 4.73
Berkeley, CA 2006 Trade paperback Very Good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 388 p. Contains: Illustrations. American Crossroads, 21.
$22.71
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
GreatBookPrices
Westminster, MD
Seller Rating: 4.18
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
$23.05
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Campus_Bookstore
Fayetteville, AR
Seller Rating: 4.15
Used - Good TEXTBOOK ONLY!!! 0th Edition May contain highlighting/underlining/notes/etc. May have used stickers on cover. Ships same or next day. Expedited shipping takes 2-3 business days; standard s ...show morehipping takes 4-14 business days. ...show less
$26.25
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
GreatBookPrices
Westminster, MD
Seller Rating: 4.18
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
Page:   1     2     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close