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Punishing the poor : the neoliberal government of social insecurity

Author: Lo�ic Wacquant. ; Loïc J D Wacquant
Publisher: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2009.
Series: Politics, history, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The punitive turn of penal policy in the United States after the acme of the Civil Rights movement responds not to rising criminal insecurity but to the social insecurity spawned by the fragmentation of wage labor and the shakeup of the ethnoracial hierarchy. It partakes of a broader reconstruction of the state wedding restrictive 'workfare' and expansive 'prisonfare' under a philosophy of moral behaviorism. This  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lo�ic Wacquant. ; Loïc J D Wacquant
ISBN: 9780822344049 0822344041 9780822344223 082234422X 9780822392255 0822392259
OCLC Number: 294887693
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "A John Hope Franklin Center book."
Description: xxiii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : America as living laboratory of the neoliberal future --
Social insecurity and the punitive upsurge --
The criminalization of poverty in the post-civil rights era --
Welfare "reform" as poor discipline and statecraft --
The great confinement of the fin de siècle --
The coming of carceral "big government" --
The prison as surrogate ghetto : encaging the black subproletarians --
Moralism and punitive panopticism : hunting down sex offenders --
The scholarly myths of the new law-and-order reason --
Carceral aberration comes to French --
Theoretical coda : a sketch of the neoliberal state.
Series Title: Politics, history, and culture.
Other Titles: Punir les pauvres.
Responsibility: Loïc Wacquant.

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A sociologist explains how over the past two decades neoliberal societies have sought to control the poor through a combination of penal sanction and welfare supervision.  Read more...

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