Captivity, Fugitivity, and Abolition

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)


Fall 2022

Taught By: Ashley Bohrer

Section: A

CRN: 14551

Credits: 3

This course interrogates the concept of capture and two theoretical renderings of resisting capture: fugitivity and abolition. Grounded in explorations of two specific modes of capture -- slavery and incarceration -- we will investigate the conceptual and politcal contours of the problematic of capture in their historicity, present, and conceptual grammars. Grounded in explicit considerations of race, gender, sexuality, and capital, we will look at the political resistance embodied by fugitivity and abolition, as well as the vision of liberation contained in those concepts.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:02am EST 11/26/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1102

Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/7/2022