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christa

christa@bookwyrm.social

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christa started reading Predict and Surveil

Predict and Surveil (2020, Oxford University Press, Incorporated)

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Predict and Surveil by Sarah Brayne

The scope of criminal justice surveillance, from the police to the prisons, has expanded rapidly in recent decades. At the same time, the use of big data has spread across a range of fields, including finance, politics, health, and marketing. While law enforcement's use of big data is hotly contested, very little is known about how the police actually use …

christa started reading I Hotel

I Hotel (Paperback, 2010, Coffee House Press)

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I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita

A multi-voiced fusion of prose, playwriting, graphic art, and philosophy that spins an epic tale of America’s struggle for civil rights as it played out in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Divided into ten novellas, one for each year, I Hotel begins in 1968, when Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, students took to the streets, the Vietnam War raged, …

christa finished reading We Do This 'Til We Free Us

We Do This 'Til We Free Us (2021, Haymarket Books)

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We Do This 'Til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba

A reflection on prison industrial complex abolition and a vision for collective liberation from organizer and educator Mariame Kaba.

“Organizing is both science and art. It is thinking through a vision, a strategy, and then figuring out who your targets are, always being concerned about power, always being concerned about how you’re going to actually build power in order to …

christa started reading Digitize and Punish

Digitize and Punish (2020, University of Minnesota Press)

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Digitize and Punish by Brian Jefferson

Tracing the rise of digital computing in policing and punishment and its harmful impact on criminalized communities of color

Brian Jefferson explores the history of digital computing and criminal justice, revealing how big tech, computer scientists, university researchers, and state actors have digitized carceral governance over the past forty years. He shows how digital technology has expanded the wars on …

christa wants to read Black marxism

Black marxism (Paperback, 2000, University of North Carolina Press)

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Black marxism by Cedric J. Robinson

In this ambitious work, first published in 1983, Cedric Robinson demonstrates that efforts to understand black people's history of resistance solely through the prism of Marxist theory are incomplete and inaccurate. Marxist analyses tend to presuppose European models of history and experience that downplay the significance of black people and black communities as agents of change and resistance. Black radicalism …

christa wants to read Atomic Design

Atomic Design (paperback, 2016, Brad Frost)

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Atomic Design by Brad Frost

We're tasked with making interfaces for more users in more contexts using more browsers on more devices with more screen sizes and more capabilities than ever before. That's a daunting task indeed. Thankfully, design systems are here to help.

Atomic Design details all that goes into creating and maintaining robust design systems, allowing you to roll out higher quality, more …

christa wants to read White Magic

White Magic (hardcover, 2021, Tin House Books)

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White Magic by Elissa Washuta

Throughout her life, Elissa Washuta has been surrounded by cheap facsimiles of Native spiritual tools and occult trends, “starter witch kits” of sage, rose quartz, and tarot cards packaged together in paper and plastic. Following a decade of abuse, addiction, PTSD, and heavy-duty drug treatment for a misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder, she felt drawn to the real spirits and powers …

christa wants to read Digitize and Punish

Digitize and Punish (2020, University of Minnesota Press)

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Digitize and Punish by Brian Jefferson

Tracing the rise of digital computing in policing and punishment and its harmful impact on criminalized communities of color

Brian Jefferson explores the history of digital computing and criminal justice, revealing how big tech, computer scientists, university researchers, and state actors have digitized carceral governance over the past forty years. He shows how digital technology has expanded the wars on …

christa started reading Digital Punishment

Digital Punishment (2020, Oxford University Press, Incorporated)

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Digital Punishment by Sarah Esther Lageson

The proliferation of data-driven criminal justice operations creates millions of criminal records each year in the United States. Documenting everything from a police stop to a prison sentence, these records take on a digital life of their own as they are collected by law enforcement and courts, posted on government websites, re-posted on social media, online news and mugshot galleries, …

christa wants to read Cheating Welfare

Cheating Welfare (Hardcover, 2011, New York University Press)

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Cheating Welfare by Kaaryn S. Gustafson

Over the last three decades, welfare policies have been informed by popular beliefs that welfare fraud is rampant. As a result, welfare policies have become more punitive and the boundaries between the welfare system and the criminal justice system have blurred--so much so that in some locales prosecution caseloads for welfare fraud exceed welfare caseloads. In reality, some recipients manipulate …