Criminalization, Representation, Regulation

Criminalization, Representation, Regulation : Thinking Differently about Crime

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What is a crime and how do we construct it? The answers to these questions are complex and entangled in a web of power relations that require us to think differently about processes of criminalization and regulation. This book draws on Foucault's concept of governmentality as a lens to analyze and critique how crime is understood, reproduced, and challenged. It explores the dynamic interplay between practices of representation, processes of criminalization, and the ways that these circulate to both reflect and constitute crime and "justice."
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  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 163 x 236 x 32mm | 760g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 1442608935
  • 9781442608931

Table of contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Thinking Differently About Crime Part I: Thinking Differently About Crime 1. Michel Foucault: Theories and "Method" (Carmela Murdocca) 2. History Matters (Amanda Glasbeek) 3. The Politics of Representation (Ummni Khan) 4. The Politics of Counting Crime (Michael S. Mopas) Part II: Intersections 5. Racialization, Criminalization, Representation (Carmela Murdocca) 6. Gendering Crime: Men and Masculinities (Ruthann Lee) 7. Women Gone Bad? Women, Criminalization, and Representation (Amanda Glasbeek) 8. Sexual Regulation: Sexing Governmentality; Governing Sex (Deborah Brock) 9. Crime and Social Classes: Regulating and Representing Public Disorder (Marie-Eve Sylvestre) Part III: Emerging Issues in Canada and Beyond: Connecting the Global to the Local 10. Profiles and Profiling Technology: Stereotypes, Surveillance and Governmentality (Martin A. French and Simone A. Browne) 11. Wanted by the Canada Border Services Agency (Anna Pratt) 12. In the Name of Human Rights: Governing and Representing Non-Western Lives Post-9/11 (Marcia Oliver) 13. Where Are All the Corporate Criminals? Understanding Struggles to Criminalize Corporate Harm and Wrongdoing (Steven Bittle) 14. Social Movements and Critical Resistance: Policing Colonial Capitalist Order (Tia Dafnos) Conclusion: Representation, Regulation, and Resistance Glossary Contributors Index
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About Deborah R. Brock

Deborah Brock is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University. She is the author of Making Work, Making Trouble: The Social Regulation of Sexual Labour, Second Edition (2009), co-editor of Power and Everyday Practices (2012), and editor of Making Normal: Social Regulation in Canada (2003). Amanda Glasbeek is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University. Her books include Feminized Justice: The Toronto Women's Court, 1913-34 (2009) and Moral Regulation and Governance in Canada: History, Context, and Critical Issues (2006). Carmela Murdocca is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University and a member of York's graduate programs in Sociology, Socio-Legal Studies, and Social and Political Thought. She is the author of To Right Historical Wrongs: Race, Gender, and Sentencing in Canada (2013).
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