Injury and Accumulation: Making Sense of the Punishing State
This article suggests that the pervasive racialization of contemporary state violence calls for an analysis of the penal state that identifies racism and “coloniality” (i.e., the material and symbolic domination of communities of color) as essential components of late capitalism. This approach allows De Lissovoy to expose a broader architecture of institutional violence in which punishment, violence, and violation are no longer incidental or instrumental to capitalism, but rather constitutive elements of capitalist accumulation in its neoliberal variant.
punishment, violence, capitalist accumulation
Citation: Social Justice Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015): 52-69