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The Resource Punishing the poor : the neoliberal government of social insecurity, Loïc Wacquant

Punishing the poor : the neoliberal government of social insecurity, Loïc Wacquant

Label
Punishing the poor : the neoliberal government of social insecurity
Title
Punishing the poor
Title remainder
the neoliberal government of social insecurity
Statement of responsibility
Loïc Wacquant
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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 paternalist program of penalization of poverty aims to curb the urban disorders wrought by economic deregulation and to impose precarious employment on the postindustrial proletariat. It also erects a garish theater of civic morality on whose stage political elites can orchestrate the public vituperation of deviant figures - the teenage 'welfare mother, ' the ghetto 'street thug, ' and the roaming 'sex predator' - and close the legitimacy deficit they suffer when they discard the established government mission of social and economic protection. By bringing developments in welfare and criminal justice into a single analytic framework attentive to both the instrumental and communicative moments of public policy, Punishing the Poor shows that the prison is not a mere technical implement for law enforcement but a core political institution. And it reveals that the capitalist revolution from above called neoliberalism entails not the advent of 'small government' but the building of an overgrown and intrusive penal state deeply injurious to the ideals of democratic citizenship
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Cataloging source
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Punir les pauvres
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Wacquant, Loïc J. D.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics, history, and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imprisonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Neoliberalism
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Poor
  • Prison-industrial complex
  • United States
Label
Punishing the poor : the neoliberal government of social insecurity, Loïc Wacquant
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A John Hope Franklin Center book" -- Prelim. p
  • Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue.
  • America as living laboratory of the neoliberal future
  • 1.
  • Social insecurity and the punitive upsurge.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • criminalization of poverty in the post-civil rights era.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Welfare "reform" as poor discipline and statecraft.
  • p. 76
  • 4.
  • great confinement of the fin de siecle.
  • p. 113
  • 5.
  • coming of Carceral "big government".
  • p. 151
  • 6.
  • prison as surrogate ghetto : encaging black subproletarians.
  • p. 195
  • 7.
  • Moralism and punitive panopticism : hunting down sex offenders.
  • p. 209
  • 8.
  • scholarly myths of the new law-and-order reason.
  • p. 243
  • 9.
  • Carceral aberration comes to France.
  • p. 270
  • Theoretical coda : a sketch of the neoliberal state.
  • p. 287
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 315
  • Notes.
  • p. 319
  • Index.
  • p. 367
Control code
ocn294887693
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
English language ed.
Extent
xxiii, 384 p.
Isbn
9780822344223
Lccn
2009003275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Punishing the poor : the neoliberal government of social insecurity, Loïc Wacquant
Publication
Note
  • "A John Hope Franklin Center book" -- Prelim. p
  • Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue.
  • America as living laboratory of the neoliberal future
  • 1.
  • Social insecurity and the punitive upsurge.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • criminalization of poverty in the post-civil rights era.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Welfare "reform" as poor discipline and statecraft.
  • p. 76
  • 4.
  • great confinement of the fin de siecle.
  • p. 113
  • 5.
  • coming of Carceral "big government".
  • p. 151
  • 6.
  • prison as surrogate ghetto : encaging black subproletarians.
  • p. 195
  • 7.
  • Moralism and punitive panopticism : hunting down sex offenders.
  • p. 209
  • 8.
  • scholarly myths of the new law-and-order reason.
  • p. 243
  • 9.
  • Carceral aberration comes to France.
  • p. 270
  • Theoretical coda : a sketch of the neoliberal state.
  • p. 287
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 315
  • Notes.
  • p. 319
  • Index.
  • p. 367
Control code
ocn294887693
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
English language ed.
Extent
xxiii, 384 p.
Isbn
9780822344223
Lccn
2009003275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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