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Criminalisation and advanced marginality
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Criminalisation and advanced marginality: Critically exploring the work of Loic Wacquant

Peter Squires and John Lea

Abstract

This book represents the first full-length critical and interdisciplinary assessment of Loïc Wacquant's work in English. Wacquant's challenging critique of the neo-liberal government of crime and the punitive culture has recently shaken mainstream criminology to its foundations. In a bold political analysis he describes how the US-led revolution in law and order has dismantled the welfare state, replacing it with a disciplinary and penal state. Wacquant's analysis details the spread of neo-liberal crime control measures and the underpinning ‘pornographic’ discourses of crime across the develop ... More

Keywords: Criminalisation, Neo-Liberalism, Marginality, Critical criminology, Wacquant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781447300014
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300014.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Squires, editor

John Lea, editor

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