Global Lockdown is the first book to apply a transnational feminist framework to the study of criminalization and imprisonment. The distinguished contributors to this collection offer a variety of perspectives, from former prisoners to advocates to scholars from around the world. The book is a must-read for anyone concerned by mass incarceration and the growth of the prison-industrial complex within and beyond U.S. borders, as well as those interested in globalization and resistance.

part I|102 pages

Criminalizing Survival

chapter 1|15 pages

Domestic Enemies and Carceral Circles

African Women and Criminalization in Italy

chapter 3|21 pages

Victims and Agents of Crime

The New Crusade Against Trafficking 1

chapter 6|13 pages

Queering Antiprison Work

African American Lesbians in the Juvenile Justice System 1

chapter 7|16 pages

Imprisoned for Zina

Geopolitics and Women's Narratives in Pakistan

part II|125 pages

Women in the Global Prison

chapter 8|3 pages

Modern Day Slavery

Inside the Prison-Industrial Complex 1

chapter 9|18 pages

Remaking Big Government

Immigration and Crime Control in the United States

chapter 10|10 pages

Las Mujeres Olvidadas 1

Women in Mexican Prisons

chapter 12|11 pages

From Neighborhood to Prison

Women and the War on Drugs in Portugal

chapter 13|17 pages

“Mules,” “Yardies,” and Other Folk Devils

Mapping Cross-Border Imprisonment in Britain

chapter 14|16 pages

Nigerian Women in Prison

Hostages in Law

chapter 15|14 pages

Occupied Territories, Resisting Women

Palestinian Women Political Prisoners 1

chapter 16|13 pages

Playing Global Cop

U.S. Militarism and the Prison-Industrial Complex

part III|65 pages

From Criminalization to Resistance

chapter 17|23 pages

Pierce the Future for Hope

Mothers and Prisoners in the Post-Keynesian California Landscape

chapter 18|16 pages

The Justice for Women Campaign

Incarcerated Domestic Violence Survivors in Post-Apartheid South Africa

chapter 19|13 pages

Reproductive Rights in Nepal

From Criminalization to Resistance

chapter 20|9 pages

Sisters Inside

Speaking Out Against Criminal Injustice