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  • Published: 21 February 2023
  • ISBN: 9780241543757
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $22.99

Abolition. Feminism. Now.




In this landmark work, four of the world's leading scholar-activists set out a vital, urgent manifesto for a truly intersectional, internationalist, abolitionist feminism.

A powerful work from four activist scholars on the need for our thinking on abolitionism and feminism to intersect. As a politics and as a practice, abolitionism has increasingly shaped our political moment. Abolitionism and feminism stand shoulder-to-shoulder in fighting a common cause: the end of the carceral state, with its key role in perpetuating violence, both public and private, in prisons, in police forces, and in people's homes. Abolitionist theories and practices are at their most compelling when they are feminist; and a feminism that is also abolitionist is the most inclusive and persuasive version of feminism for these times.

  • Published: 21 February 2023
  • ISBN: 9780241543757
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $22.99

Praise for Abolition. Feminism. Now.

This extraordinary book makes the most compelling case I've ever seen for the indivisibility of feminism and abolition . . . Combining decades of analytical brilliance and organizational experience, the authors offer a genealogy of the movements that brought us here, lessons learned, battles won and lost, and the ongoing collective struggle to build a thoroughly revolutionary vision and practice

Robin D. G. Kelley

Powerful, wise and well-crafted . . . filled with insight and provocation . . . this book is as capacious and demanding as the abolitionist feminism it calls for

Sara Ahmed

A powerful and empowering manifesto for a better world. Bringing together history, theory, practice and hope, this book gives us what we need to build flourishing communities in challenging times

Martha Spurrier

A howl of despair at the penal system . . . reveals [Angela Davis'] tireless eloquence and rage

Guardian

Abolition. Feminism. Now. is a demand in every way. It pushes readers not to accept simple stories but to embrace complexity and new ways of thinking

Boston Review

Davis's politics are expressed not merely in what she writes, but how she writes. Although there are four authors, the book is written in one voice. Its form reflects her belief in collective action

Guardian