First collection of writings from one of the foremost contemporary
critical thinkers on racism, geography and incarceration
Geography brings together Gilmore’s essays, articles and
interviews from over the past two decades. One of the foremost
contemporary theorists and activists in movements for prison
abolition and social justice, Gilmore’s essays comprise searing
analyses of the origins of mass incarceration and racial violence.
This collection reveals her to be a major theorist of the state,
which she shows has today morphed into an “anti-state state”
organizing the abandonment of racialized and exploited populations.
Countering these new formations of power, Gilmore presents us with a
powerful model for the radical articulation of scholarship and
activism, and a novel way of asking ourselves the question: ‘What
is to be done?’ Edited and introduced by Brenna Bhandar and Alberto