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Criminalisation and advanced marginalityCritically exploring the work of Loic Wacquant$
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Peter Squires and John Lea

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300014

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300014.001.0001

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Women, welfare and the carceral state

Women, welfare and the carceral state

(p.151) Eight Women, welfare and the carceral state
Criminalisation and advanced marginality

Denise Martin

Paula Wilcox

Policy Press

Denise Martin and Paula Wilcox argue that, in the UK, welfare rather than penalisation and punishment have been the main sites and vehicles for neoliberalism's attempt to make the poor take responsibility for their own plight and that this emphasis was central to the public policies of the New Labour government. They also raise the question of the specific experiences of women as victims of neoliberalism and the need for a distinct gender perspective here.

Keywords:   Gender, Feminism, Disciplinary welfare, Responsibility, New Labour

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