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Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal StateInequality, Exclusion, and Change$
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Leela Fernandes

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781479800155

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479800155.001.0001

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The Broken Windows of Rosa Ramos

The Broken Windows of Rosa Ramos

Neoliberal Policing Regimes of Imminent Violability

Chapter:
(p.165) 6 The Broken Windows of Rosa Ramos
Source:
Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State
Author(s):

Christina Heatherton

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479800155.003.0006

This chapter considers how “broken windows” policing as both philosophy and practice emerged alongside and also facilitated major transformations of the neoliberal political economy. It further proposes the concept of imminent violability as an analytic through which this vulnerability might be comprehended within the racial, spatial, and ultimately gendered dimensions of neoliberal securitization. By thinking within and across scales, from the regulation of bodies and behavior to the refashioning of spaces for global capital, it argues that imminent violability can serve as a radical feminist critique linking racism, capital accumulation, and the increasingly commonplace vulnerability to state violence most keenly experienced by poor and working-class communities of color across the United States.

Keywords:   broken windows policing, neoliberalism, racism, spatial, global capital, securitization, imminent violability

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