Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition Audiobook, by Liat Ben-Moshe Play Audiobook Sample

Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition Audiobook

Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition Audiobook, by Liat Ben-Moshe Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Margaret Strom Publisher: Tantor Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 8.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781666176421

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

21

Longest Chapter Length:

58:26 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

31:23 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

45:37 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

Prison abolition and decarceration are increasingly debated, but it is often without taking into account the largest exodus of people from carceral facilities in the twentieth century: the closure of disability institutions and psychiatric hospitals. Decarcerating Disability provides a much-needed corrective, combining a genealogy of deinstitutionalization with critiques of the current prison system.

Liat Ben-Moshe provides groundbreaking case studies that show how abolition is not an unattainable goal but rather a reality, and how it plays out in different arenas of incarceration—antipsychiatry, the field of intellectual disabilities, and the fight against the prison-industrial complex. Ben-Moshe discusses a range of topics, including why deinstitutionalization is often wrongly blamed for the rise in incarceration; who resists decarceration and deinstitutionalization, and the coalitions opposing such resistance; and how understanding deinstitutionalization as a form of residential integration makes visible intersections with racial desegregation. By connecting deinstitutionalization with prison abolition, Decarcerating Disability also illuminates some of the limitations of disability rights and inclusion discourses, as well as tactics such as litigation, in securing freedom.

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About Margaret Strom

Margaret Strom, a New York–trained actress, graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and holds both BA and MA degrees in theater, as well as an MS degree in educational administration and supervision. She has narrated more than five hundred books for the Library of Congress, and is the voice of business, private, nonprofit, medical, and government industrials and commercials.