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The Resource Becoming abolitionists : police, protests, and the pursuit of freedom, by Derecka Purnell

Becoming abolitionists : police, protests, and the pursuit of freedom, by Derecka Purnell

Label
Becoming abolitionists : police, protests, and the pursuit of freedom
Title
Becoming abolitionists
Title remainder
police, protests, and the pursuit of freedom
Statement of responsibility
by Derecka Purnell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Purnell details how multi-racial social movements rooted in rebellion, risk-taking, and revolutionary love pushed her and a generation of activists toward abolition. The book travels across geography and time, and offers lessons that activists have learned from Ferguson to South Africa, from Reconstruction to contemporary protests against police shootings. Here, Purnell argues that police can not be reformed and invites readers to envision new systems that work to address the root causes of violence. Becoming Abolitionists shows that abolition is not solely about getting rid of police, but a commitment to create and support different answers to the problem of harm in society, and, most excitingly, an opportunity to reduce and eliminate harm in the first place"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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Purnell, Derecka
Dewey number
363.20973
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HV8141
  • HV8141
LC item number
  • .P79 2021
  • .P87 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police administration
  • Police brutality
  • Discrimination in law enforcement
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Black lives matter movement
  • Racism
  • United States
  • Social justice
Label
Becoming abolitionists : police, protests, and the pursuit of freedom, by Derecka Purnell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-311)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1269630956
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781662600517
Lccn
2021909564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1269630956
Label
Becoming abolitionists : police, protests, and the pursuit of freedom, by Derecka Purnell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-311)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1269630956
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781662600517
Lccn
2021909564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1269630956

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