Rewriting the Language of Incarceration (ft. Sarah Wang, Aviva Stahl, Nicole R. Fleetwood, Madhu Kaza, & Daniel A. Gross)

06.25.2019 - By AAWW Radio: New Asian American Writers & Literature

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Is language adequate to describe the harsh reality of incarceration? Which words are used too often, too lazily, not often enough? Sarah Wang, Aviva Stahl, Nicole R. Fleetwood, Madhu Kaza talk with AAWW's Prisons Editor Daniel A. Gross about the way it shapes lives, going in-depth on subjects such as how bureaucratic prison language invalidates and harms trans people, the stigma of a murder conviction, how to use alternative language to subvert carceral language, and much more.

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