Freedom and Prison: Putting Structuralism Back into Structural Inequality

15 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2019

See all articles by Anders Walker

Anders Walker

Saint Louis University - School of Law

Date Written: January 4, 2019

Abstract

Critics of structural racism frequently miss structuralism as a field of historical inquiry. This essay reviews the rise of structuralism as a mode of historical analysis and applies it to the mass incarceration debate in the United States, arguing that it enriches the work of prevailing scholars in the field.

Keywords: structuralism, structural inequality, structural racism, Braudel, mass incarceration, New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander, Forman, Latzer

Suggested Citation

Walker, Anders, Freedom and Prison: Putting Structuralism Back into Structural Inequality (January 4, 2019). University of Louisville Law Review, Vol. 49, No. 267, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3310483

Anders Walker (Contact Author)

Saint Louis University - School of Law ( email )

100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
71
Abstract Views
233
rank
322,859
PlumX Metrics