Academic books about activism and struggles 

Hi, all! I'm interested in getting recommendations about recent books focusing on activist struggles. Particularly books that theorize what "struggle" means. I am most interested in struggles for justice, so the books are about Black, indigenous, LGBTQI2S, and anti-capitalist struggles, specifically, all the better!

What's good in this realm? Boosts appreciated.

Academic books about activism and struggles 

@robertwgehl lol ur casting a v wide net! I'd suggest the following:

Harsha Walia's book Undoing Border Imperialism has both theoretical analysis and embedded ethnographic stuff in migrant/border justice in Canada

Rethinking the American Prison Movement by Dan Berger and Toussaint Losier is important

Arrested Justice by Beth Richie talks about the feminist + anti-violence movements and the failures of VAWA

Academic books about activism and struggles 

@robertwgehl Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression by Robin D G Kelley

the chapter "'Mass Incarceration' as Misnomer: Domestic War and the Narratives of Carceral Reform" in Dylan Rodríguez's book White Reconstruction: Domestic Warfare and the Logics of Genocide (2020) gives a good movement-embedded analysis of the hunger strikes at Pelican Bay in 2011

Academic books about activism and struggles 

@robertwgehl but the absolutely, unmistakably, deeply important texts are:

- Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology

- The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence


Academic books about activism and struggles 

@robertwgehl also lol Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis (though I vastly prefer Are Prisons Obsolete?)

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Academic books about activism and struggles 

@jasminee These are all amazing suggestions! Thank you!

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