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Managing Modernity

Politics and the Culture of Control, 1st Edition

Edited by Matt Matravers


202 pages

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In the last thirty years, the USA and the UK have witnessed a profound change in the way in which we think about and respond to crime and social control. Crime has become part of everyday life as, for many citizens, has imprisonment.

Managing Modernity brings together criminologists, social theorists, and philosophers to consider what explains these changes and what they tell us about ourselves and the way in which we live. The authors consider the pervasive, the obvious, and the covert ways in which crime and social order have come to structure social discourses and social life, from mass imprisonment to zero tolerance, to on-the-spot fines.

This volume was previously published as a special issue of the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP).

Table of Contents

1. The Culture of Control: Readings and Responses Matt Matravers. 2.For an Historical Sociology of Crime Policy in England and Wales since 1968. Ian Loader and Richard Sparks. 3.Politics and Social Structure in The Culture of Control Bruce Western. 4. Twin Towers, Iron Cages and the Culture of Control John Hagan. 5. The Culture of Control: Choosing the Future Barbara Hudson. 6. Back to Basics in Crime Control: Weaving in Women Loraine Gelsthorpe. 7.Victims of Crime: Their Station and Its Duties Sandra E. Marshall. 8. Contemporary Penality and Psychoanalysis Amanda Matravers and Shadd Maruna. 9. The Sense of Atrocity and the Passion for Justice Claire Valier. 10. Beyond the Culture of Control David Garland.

About the Editor

Matt Matravers is Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy, in the department of Politics, University of York; he is also Director of the Graduate School; Director of the MA in Political Research, and Acting Director MA's in Political Philosophy; and Director of Morrell Studies in Toleration programme.

His publications include Punishment and Political Theory (1999); Justice and Punishment: The Rationale of Coercion (2000), and Scanlon and Contractualism (2003).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology