La gabbia è piena. Orange is the New Black e il Complesso Carcerario Industriale

Valeria Gennero


Valeria Gennero’s “The Cage is Full” focuses on the role played by the Tv series Orange is the New Black (2013-2019), created by Jenji Kohan, in the dissemination of the term Prison-Industrial Complex in contemporary U.S. debates about racism and American identity. This essay argues that Michelle Alexander's book The New Jim Crow (2010) was a crucial influence on the intersectional framework of Kohan’s TV project, which is characterized by an innovative reading of the growing privatization of the U.S. prison system.

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