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Castles of our Conscience : Social Control and the American State 1800-1985.

Author: William G Staples
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013.
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Castles of our Conscience presents a new and distinctive analysis of the role of the modern state in the shaping of policies of social control. Staples provides a theoretical framework for understanding the mechanisms of state policy-making and capacity. This framework supports an interpretation of the changing nature of institutions of social control in the United States from the beginning in the nineteenth century  Read more...
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Staples, William G.
Castles of our Conscience : Social Control and the American State 1800-1985.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William G Staples
ISBN: 9780745668604 0745668607
OCLC Number: 876507185
Description: 1 online resource (276 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part I The Denial of Freedom in the New Republic: Social Control and the American State, 1800-1929; 1 Explaining Patterns of Institutional Social Control; From Progressivism to Revisionism; Toward a State-centered Perspective; The Structuration of the State: Form, Function, and Apparatus; 2 Charting the Liberal-Capitalist State; Production Politics in the Nineteenth-century Prison; The "Problem" of Prison Labor; The Origins of the Prison as Factory; Discipline, Punishment, and Capitalism; Working to Reproduce the State. 3 Public Welfare in an Age of Social and Economic CrisesPoverty, Dependency, and the Poorhouse; From "Houses of Industry" to "Disgraceful Memorials"; Classification and the Growth of Specialized Institutions; Absorbing the Local State: Centralization, Political Power, and the State Apparatus; Part II Accumulating Minds and Bodies: Social Control and the American State, 1930-1985; 4 Charting the Advanced-Capitalist State; Roads to the State Asylum; The Idle and Unproductive in the Penitentiary; The Juvenile Court and the Penetration of the Family. 5 Contradictions and Consequences in Post-war PsychiatryThe State Hospital in the "New Age" of Community Mental Health; Opening the Back Doors: The Political Legitimacy of State Governments and the Early Signs of Deinstitutionalization; Community Psychiatry and the "New Frontier" of Progressive Social Reform; 6 Public Policy under the Liberal Welfare State; From the "New Frontier" to the "Great Society": The Politics and Policies of the Kennedy-Johnson Years; "Gray Gold": The New American Nursing Home Industry; The Goal of "Reintegration": Offenders on Probation and Parole. Crises in the Community: the Politicization of America's "Crime Wave"Adolescents Go from Bad to Mad; 7 The Evolution of the State Apparatus; The Dialectics of the State in Civil Society; Appendix: Concepts, Data, and Sources; Notes; References; Index.

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This is an ambitious integration of classical and poststructuralist social theory that demonstrates value of a state-centered approach towards welfare.  Read more...

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