DIS: 10,000 WORDS, readings from a selection of Semiotext(e) titles

June 29, 2020
Jackie Wang, Carceral Capitalism, 2018. Published by Semiotext(e)-MIT Press, Los Angeles.

In 10,000 Words, DIS director Ada O’Higgins, invites different friends to read aloud, unrehearsed, from a selection of Semiotext(e) titles. Part audiobook, and part video performance, these individuals and partners power through books in a single sitting, their reading becomes our watching and the text becomes a small-screen spectacle shared from their own intimate spaces, a new breed of textual camming.

For the third episode, Nico Fuentes reads from Carceral Capitalism by Jackie Wang (2018).
The new racial capitalism begins with parasitic governance and predatory lending — extending credit only to dispossess later. Jackie Wang’s Carceral Capitalism is a set of essays on the contemporary continuum of incarceration: the biopolitics of juvenile delinquency, predatory policing, the political economy of fees and fines, and algorithmic policing.

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