Index & Bibliography

This keyword list offers an alternative way to move through the Barring Freedom website by indexing some of the themes and ideas that artists touched on in their interviews and/or that we see connecting across different artworks. Clicking on an artist name after a keyword will take you to the relevant place on the artist’s page. Below the index are the bibliography of texts we have cited in the study guides and exhibition pages and a list of readings suggested for further study by the artists.



Artists' Suggested Reading

  • Agard, John. Half-Caste and Other Poems. UK ed. Edition. London: Hodder Children’s Books, 2005.
  • Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press, 2012. .
  • Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands = La Frontera: The New Mestiza. First edition. San Francisco: Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1987.
  • Avakian, Bob. BAsics, from the Talks and Writings of Bob Avakian. Original Edition. Chicago: RCP Publications, 2011.
  • Barrett, Lindon. Blackness and Value : Seeing Double. Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Gibran, Kahlil. 1954. Sand and Foam ; a Book of Aphorisms. New York: Knopf.
  • Haney, Craig. Death by Design: Capital Punishment As a Social Psychological System. Illustrated Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Herzing, Rachel. “Big Dreams and Bold Steps Toward a Police-Free Future.Truthout. September 16, 2015.
  • Kaba, Mariame, and John Duda. “Towards the Horizon of Abolition: A Conversation with Mariame Kaba.” The Next System Project. November 9, 2017.
  • Klonsky, Amanda. “An Epicenter of the Pandemic Will Be Jails and Prisons, If Inaction Continues.” The New York Times, March 16, 2020, sec. Opinion.
  • Nelson, Rachel. 2020. “Viral Biopolitics.” The Brooklyn Rail. May 6, 2020.
  • Painter, Nell Irvin. The History of White People. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.
  • Rankine, Claudia. Citizen: An American Lyric. 1st Edition. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2014.
  • Roy, Arundhati. “The Pandemic Is a Portal.” Financial Times, April 3, 2020.
  • Wykstra, Stephanie. “The Case against Solitary Confinement.” Vox, April 17, 2019.
  • Allen, Diane Jones. Lost in the Transit Desert: Race, Transit Access, and Suburban Form. 1st Edition. London : New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • Berger, Dan, Mariam Kaba, and David Stein. "What Abolitionists Do," Jacobin, August 24, 2017.
  • Blackmon, Douglas A. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to World War II. First edition. New York: Doubleday, 2008.
  • Blakinger, Keri. As COVID-19 Measures Grow, Prison Oversight Falls.” The Marshall Project, March 17, 2020.
  • Browne, Simone. Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.
  • Burns, Karpani. “Coronavirus: The Invisible Enemy behind Enemy Lines.” San Francisco Bay View, April 5, 2020.
  • Childress, Sarah. “Craig Haney: Solitary Confinement Is a ‘Tried-and-True’ Torture Device.” Frontline, April 22, 2014.
  • Daniel, Sharon. “Public Secrets/Secret Publics.” Springerin Magazine, no. 2 (2008).
  • Daniel, Sharon. “The Blindness of Whiteness and the Labour of the Negative.” Kunstlicht, Radical Imaginings: Art Practices of/for Justice 40, no. 1–2 (2019): 18–30.
  • Davis, Angela Y. Are Prisons Obsolete? New York: Seven Stories, 2003.
  • Davis, Angela Y. Women, Culture & Politics. Reprint Edition. Vintage, 2011.
  • Davis, Angela Y. Women, Race, & Class. 1st Vintage Books ed Edition. Vintage, 2011.
  • Dokou, Christina. “Vowel Obstruction: (Not) Screamin’ Joy out of ‘Real Pain.’” (Re)Constructing Pain and Joy: Linguistic, Literary, and Cultural Perspectives. Ed. Chryssoula Lascaratou, Anna Despotopoulou, and Elly Ifantidou. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008, 395–413.
  • Fanon, Frantz. 2008. Black Skin, White Masks. Grove Press.
  • Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. 30th anniversary ed. New York: Continuum, 2000.
  • Gilmore, Ruth Wilson, and James Kilgore. “The Case for Prison Abolition.” The Marshall Project, June 19, 2019.
  • Johnson, Paula, Angela J. Davis, and Joyce A. Logan. Inner Lives: Voices of African American Women In Prison. New York: NYU Press, 2004.
  • Johnson, Walter. Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999.
  • King, Robert Hillary, and Terry Kupers. From the Bottom of the Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King. First Edition. Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2008.
  • Lorde, Audre. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Crossing Press, 2007.
  • Marriott, David. “On Decadence: Bling Bling” #79 (February 2017).
  • Rideau, Wilbert. In the Place of Justice: A Story of Punishment and Redemption. Illustrated Edition. New York: Vintage, 2011.
  • Rothstein, Richard. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. First edition. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2017.
  • Sudbury, Julia, ed. Global Lockdown: Race, Gender, and the Prison-Industrial Complex. 1st Edition. Routledge, 2014.