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On Property

with Rinaldo Walcott
Hosted by CBC’s Idil Mussa

On Property

with Rinaldo Walcott
Hosted by CBC’s Idil Mussa
Rinaldo Walcott - Photo by Abdi Osman

Join CBC’s Idil Mussa for a conversation with acclaimed author Rinaldo Walcott, Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. From plantation rebellion to prison labour's super-exploitation, his new book, On Property, examines the relationship between policing and property.


That a man can lose his life for passing a fake $20 bill when we know our economies are flush with fake money says something damning about the way we’ve organized society. Yet the intensity of the calls to abolish the police after George Floyd’s death surprised almost everyone. What, exactly, does abolition mean? How did we get here? And what does property have to do with it? 


In On Property, Rinaldo Walcott explores the long shadow cast by slavery’s afterlife and shows how present-day abolitionists continue the work of their forebears in service of an imaginative, creative philosophy that ensures freedom and equality for all. Thoughtful, wide-ranging, compassionate, and profound, On Property makes an urgent plea for a new ethics of care.

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