“This book is revolutionary.”
— Matt Ferner, Editor-in-Chief at The Appeal
N*gga Theory shows mass incarceration is not just cell blocks brimming with black bodies. It’s a pervasive and deep-seated way of talking and thinking about morality, law, and politics in matters of blame and punishment; it’s a punitive impulse and retributive urge that runs so strong and deep in most Americans that taming it will take a revolution in consciousness.
The book frames a transformational new way of thinking about guilt and innocence, words and symbols, social perceptions and moral judgments, and the political power of the performing arts to humanize and rally support for America’s most maligned and marginalized citizens.
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Law professor Jody Armour, from a decidedly lofty academic chair, applies the charged title of his book to himself as well as to “otherized” brothers in San Quentin, Attica, Angola or death row anywhere. ..."Read more
Armour makes a frontal assault on false moral equivalencies, mass incarceration, and calls into question virtually every aspect of the criminal justice system. Provocative prose and rigorous research...Read More