Captive Genders

Captive Genders


Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (Expanded Second Edition) by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith
2015, Paperback

A Lambda Literary Award finalist, Captive Genders is a powerful tool against the prison industrial complex and for queer liberation. This expanded edition contains four new essays, including a foreword by CeCe McDonald and a new essay by Chelsea Manning.

Eric Stanley is a postdoctoral fellow at UCSD. His writings appear in Social Text, American Quarterly, and Women and Performance, as well as various collections.

Nat Smith works with Critical Resistance and the Trans/Variant and Intersex Justice Project.

CeCe McDonald was unjustly incarcerated after fatally stabbing a transphobic attacker in 2011. She was released in 2014 after serving nineteen months for second-degree manslaughter.