Punishment and Modern Society

ISBN-10: 0198762666
ISBN-13: 9780198762669
Edition: N/A
Authors: David Garland
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Book details

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.91" long x 0.61" tall
Weight: 0.594

* Winner of the 1991 Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association* Winner of the Outstanding Scholarship Award of the Crime and Delinquency Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, USAThe first comprehensive account of the role of punishment in modern society, this book buils upon the work of Durkheim, Foucault, and others, and provides a fascinating interpretation of this complex social institution, showing how penal institutions interact with strategies of power, socio-economic structures, and cultural sensibilities.

Introduction
The Sociology of Punishment and Punishment Today
Punishment and Social Solidarity: The Work of eacute;mile Durkheim
Punishment and the Construction of Authority: A Reworking of Durkheimian Themes
The Political Economy of Punishment: Rusche and Kirchheimer and the Marxist Tradition
Punishment as Ideology and Class Control: Variations on Marxist Themes
Punishment and the Technologies of Power: The Work of Michel Foucault
Beyond the Power Perspective: A Critique of Foucault on Punishment
The Rationalization of Punishment: Weberian Themes and Modern Penality
Punishment and Culture: Cultural Forms and Penal Practices
Punishment and Sensibilities: A Genealogy of 'Civilized' Sanctions
Punishment as a Cultural Agent: Penality's Role in the Creation of Culture
Punishment as Social Institution
Bibliography
Index

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