The Carceral Geography Working Group invites prospective reviewers for its Book Review series, for ‘Stick Together and Come Back Home: Racial Sorting and the Spillover of Carceral Identity‘ by Patrick Lopez-Aguado, published in Jan 2018 by University of California Press.
In Stick Together and Come Back Home, Patrick Lopez-Aguado (Assistant Professor of Sociology at Santa Clara University) examines how what happens inside a prison affects what happens outside of it. Following the experiences of seventy youth and adults as they navigate juvenile justice and penal facilities before finally going back home, he outlines how institutional authorities structure a “carceral social order” that racially and geographically divides criminalized populations into gang-associated affiliations. These affiliations come to shape one’s exposure to both violence and criminal labeling, and as they spill over the institutional walls they establish how these unfold in high-incarceration neighbourhoods as well, revealing the insidious set of consequences that mass incarceration holds for poor communities of colour.
Prospective reviewers are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise delivery of a complimentary copy of the book.
Reviews should be c1000 words in length, delivered within 2 months of receipt of the book, and should specifically consider the work in relation to carceral geography and geographical conceptualisations of confinement. Reviews will be published on the www.carceralgeography.com website.