"Captive Genders is a crucial book, furthering an understanding of the evolving struggle for sexual and gender liberation, driving home the impossibility of freeing some, but not all, and calling it victory."- Xtra! Canada's Gay and Lesbian News"...
this book provides a much needed reality check on how we, as queer and trans/gender-non-conforming people engage in politics relating to violence, the prison system, and so-called justice."- 2Bmag
"LGBT academics from all disciplines, as well as human rights activists, would find Captive Genders
a valuable resource, as it is the first book that specifically addresses trans people in the Prison Industrial Complex."- Lambda Literary Review
"Moving beyond the memorializing of the 1969 New York City Stonewall Riots as the inception of the gay liberation movement, the book's opening texts introduce a vast, unofficial archive of transgender and queer opposition to state violence and criminalization."- Postmodern Culture
"Now we have a wonderful new weapon both for deepening our understanding of the system and for building solidarity in Captive Genders..." Social Text
About the Author
Eric A. Stanley works at the intersections of radical trans/queer politics, theories of state violence, and visual culture. Eric is currently finishing a PhD in the History of Consciousness department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Along with Chris Vargas, Eric is a co-director of the films Homotopia (2006) and Criminal Queers (2011).
Nat Smith is a light-skinned Black queer gender variant nerd who loves camping, comics, animals, sci-fi, and mathematical equations and is proof that none of these things is antithetical to being from the 'hood. Known to associate with such dangerous organizations as Critical Resistance and Trans/Gender Variant and Intersex Justice Project, you can find Nat casually dropping the "PIC abolition" bomb all while in line for wings.