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First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles

Damien M. Sojoyner


First Strike is an ambitious project that utilizes a multi-method approach to gain insight into the confluence between public education and prison. It takes an unique perspective and delves into the root causes of an ever-expansive prison system and disastrous educational policy. First Strike intervenes in a spirited public discussion on the relation of education policies and budgets, the rise of mass incarceration and permutations of racism. Policy makers, school districts and local governments have long known that there is a relationship between high incarceration rates and school failure. ... More

Keywords: Prisons, Public Education, Masculinity, Race, Enclosure, Ethnography, Urban Anthropology, Black Studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816697533
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816697533.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Damien M. Sojoyner, author
University of California, Irvine