1 edition of Theory CultureSociety Paperback found in the catalog.
|Statement||Sage Publications (CA)|
|Publishers||Sage Publications (CA)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 109 p. :|
|Number of Pages||75|
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Few readers will fail to be impressed by the breadth of vision and the clarity of expression. For all these reasons, and for most of the twentieth century, the institutions of punishment have normally been surrounded by a sense of their own appropriateness and transparency.
At last the process that is surely the heart and soul of criminology, and perhaps of sociology as well—punishment—has been rescued from the fringes of these 'disciplines'. The author locates the importance of myth and reason, the significance of sexuality, the place of work, the difference between art and entertainment, the nature of everyday life and the relationship between knowledge and action.
Against Essentialism presents a groundbreaking new approach to the construction of society, culture, and personhood. Usually this ideology provides a highly developed rhetorical resource which can be used to give names, justifications, and a measure of coherence to the vast jumble of things that are done in the name of penal policy. In an exceptionally wide-ranging text that discusses the classical and contemporary contributions to social theory that students need to know about Harris manages to address the complex issues intrinsic to the field with admirable clarity.
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This shift of attitude began to emerge towards the end of the 1960s when rising crime rates, growing prison unrest, and a collapse of faith in the rehabilitative ideal combined to undermine confidence in 'penal progress' and the inevitability of 'penal reform'. [I]t is insightful regarding how the particular logics of social systems constrain the views and actions of people involved in them.
Following a sustained critique, the notion of rehabilitation has come to seem problematic at best, dangerous and unworkable at worst.
If you are in a more sparsely connected bit of the network you are more likely to see the world as contingent and knowledge as relative. Please have your order information inside the package, or we will be unable to identify your order and Theory CultureSociety Paperback the refund. Among works of general theory, Fuchs stands out as remarkably well written.