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Regulation and Repression: The Study of…

Regulation and Repression: The Study of Social Control (Studies in…

by Anne R. Edwards

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(The main objective of this book is to demonstrate through a review of social theories and a discussion of research material the complexity and the centrality of the concept of social control. The author argues that this concept, which was important in classical soci¬ology but fell into disfavour during the course of the twentieth century, deserves reinstatement. The four modern sociological perspectives with which this book deals functionalism, 'deviance' theory, marxism, and feminism are particularly interested in the ques¬tions of social order and social control.
Regulation and Repression seeks to advance our understanding of social control in three main ways: firstly by offering a detailed and critical account of the main contemporary theories in the field; secondly by examining changes in the modes and mechanisms of social control in Western Europe, North America, and Australia since the late eighteenth century; and thirdly, by making a close comparison of the three principal systems of social control in modern indus¬trial societies the law and criminal justice, medicine and psychiatry, and social welfare. It is this combi¬nation of theoretical, historical and comparative di¬mensions to the study of social control, and the treatment of feminist theory as a sociological perspec¬tive at least as significant as any other which make this book unusual)

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