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Punishing the poor: the neoliberal government of social insecurity 1 edition

Punishing the poor
Loïc J. D. Wacquant

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Punishing the poor
the neoliberal government of social insecurity
Loïc Wacquant.

Published 2009 by Duke University Press in Durham [NC] .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Prologue : America as living laboratory for 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 siåcle
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.

Edition Notes

"A John Hope Franklin Center book."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Politics, history, and culture, Politics, history, and culture


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
HV9471 .W3313 2009

The Physical Object

p. cm.

ID Numbers

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Internet Archive
9780822344049, 9780822344223
LC Control Number
Library Thing


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