Captive Maternals

The captive maternal is one who is tied to the state’s violence through their non-transferable agency they have to care for another.

“The Womb of Western Theory: Trauma, Time Theft and the Captive Maternal,” Carceral Notebooks, Vol. 12, 2016.

“Killmonger’s Captive Maternal is MIA: Black Panther’s Family Drama, Imperial Masters, and Portraits of Freedom,” Southern California Library. 2019.

“Captive Maternal Love: Octavia Butler and SciFi Family Values,” in Feminist Writing and the Emergence of Feminist Theory, Robin Goodman, ed. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2015.

“Sorrow: The Good Soldier and Good Woman,” in Joy James, Warfare in the American Homeland: Policing  and Prison in a Penal Democracy. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.

“Ella Baker, ‘Black Women’s Work’ and Activist Intellectuals,” The Black Scholar, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Fall 1994); reprinted in Spoils of War, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting and Renée T. White, eds. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 1997.

States of Security, Democracy’s Sanctuary, and Captive Maternals in Brazil and the United States,” Souls. Joy James & Jaime Amparo Alves 2019, DOI: 10.1080/10999949.2018.1521690

Race and the Space of Black Women’s Voices” (Interview/Dialogue), On Race: 34 Conversations in time of Crisis, George Yancey ed., New York: Oxford UP, 2017.

“Madea v. Medea: Agape and the Militarist or Murderous Maternal,” Womanist and Black Feminist Responses to Tyler Perry’s Productions, LeRhonda Manigualt-Bryant, et al. eds. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014.