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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Simon on Punishment and the Political Technologies of the Body

Simon jonathanJonathan Steven Simon (University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall, School of Law) has posted Punishment and the Political Technologies of the Body (THE SAGE HANDBOOK OF PUNISHMENT AND SOCIETY 60 (Jonathan Simon & Richard Sparks eds., 2013)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

In important respects the 1970s was the foundational moment for the revival of punishment and society as a distinct and productive intellectual field at the intersection of criminology, sociology, political science and history. We can point to multiple intellectual sources of emergence in the decade. In the UK, and the USA British cultural studies (Cohen, 1973; Hall et al.), radical criminologies (Platt, 1977; Taylor et al., 1973) and historians studying crime and society in 18th century England (Hay et al., 1975; Thompson, 1976) all rediscovered Durkheim’s interest in the relationship between crime and social order (Garland, 1990).

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