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For the Children?Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State$
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Erica R. Meiners

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692750

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.001.0001

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The Trouble with the Child in the Carceral State

The Trouble with the Child in the Carceral State

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For the Children?

Erica R. Meiners

University of Minnesota Press

The second chapter focuses on the circulation of real and imagined children in four movements that surround the carceral state to illustrate how the invocation of children/childhood, even with the best of intentions, functions to strengthen regimes and logics that make everyone, even the child, less secure.

Keywords:   Innocence, Childhood studies, Racial Justice, Carceral Regime, Civil Death, Organizing, Protest movements, Reforms

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