Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Social Policy Review 28Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2016$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Menno Fenger, John Hudson, and Catherine Needham

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447331797

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447331797.001.0001

Show Summary Details

What counts as ‘counter-conduct’? A governmental analysis of resistance in the face of compulsory community care

What counts as ‘counter-conduct’? A governmental analysis of resistance in the face of compulsory community care

Chapter:
(p.147) Eight What counts as ‘counter-conduct’? A governmental analysis of resistance in the face of compulsory community care
Source:
Social Policy Review 28
Author(s):

Hannah Jobling

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447331797.003.0008

In this chapter the findings of an ethnographic study of Community treatment orders (CTOs) in action are reported on, focusing on how individuals made subject to CTOs perceive the role the CTO has in their lives, and their subsequent responses to its imposition. Individuals’ conceptions of self in relation to disciplinary policy interventions can lead to complex, ambiguous and perhaps unexpected responses to compulsion, which are not easily categorised into binary forms of compliance and resistance. The analysis of CTOs underlines the value of a governmentality perspective that eschews simple linear understandings of how ‘target’ groups will respond to policy interventions.

Keywords:   community treatment orders, self, individual, disciplinary policy interventions, compliance, resistance

Policy Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.