Deadly Symbiosis

Deadly Symbiosis

Loïc Wacquant / Nov 15, 2019

Deadly Symbiosis This book explores the rise of prison populations in the US in Britain and in other European countries as well as in Latin America Beginning with a ethnographic account of being inside the Men s Cen

  • Title: Deadly Symbiosis
  • Author: Loïc Wacquant
  • ISBN: 9780745631226
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book explores the rise of prison populations in the US, in Britain and in other European countries, as well as in Latin America Beginning with a ethnographic account of being inside the Men s Central Jail in Los Angeles, the author moves on to develop an argument about the connections between neoliberalism as a political doctrine, and incarceration as a social policyThis book explores the rise of prison populations in the US, in Britain and in other European countries, as well as in Latin America Beginning with a ethnographic account of being inside the Men s Central Jail in Los Angeles, the author moves on to develop an argument about the connections between neoliberalism as a political doctrine, and incarceration as a social policy Wacquant reveals that the growing symbiosis between politics, the media, immigration and penal institutions are transforming the definition, treatment and representation of crime, justice and citizenship not only in the United States but also in Europe and Latin America In the age of unfettered markets and enfeebled social welfare states, the penal system is a major engine of social stratification, urban change and cultural demarcation in its own right It remakes those segments of the city onto which it latches in its own image, turning them into devices for the expurgation of dispossessed groups and the symbolic destruction of important urban ills.

    • Deadly Symbiosis Loïc Wacquant
      342 Loïc Wacquant
    • thumbnail Title: Deadly Symbiosis Loïc Wacquant
      Posted by:Loïc Wacquant
      Published :2019-08-12T18:06:26+00:00

    About "Loïc Wacquant"

      • Loïc Wacquant

        Lo c Wacquant is a sociologist, specializing in urban sociology, urban poverty, racial inequality, the body, social theory and ethnography.Wacquant is currently a Professor of Sociology and Research Associate at the Earl Warren Legal Institute, University of California, Berkeley, where he is also affiliated with the Program in Medical Anthropology and the Center for Urban Ethnography, and Researcher at the Centre de sociologie europ enne in Paris He has been a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows, a MacArthur Prize Fellow, and has won numerous grants including the Fletcher Foundation Fellowship and the Lewis Coser Award of the American Sociological Association.


    741 Comments

    Leave a Reply