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Sex Panic and the Punitive State (Hardback)

Roger N. Lancaster

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ISBN 10: 0520255658 / ISBN 13: 9780520255654
Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2011
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. One evening, while watching the news, Roger N. Lancaster was startled by a report that a friend, a gay male school teacher, had been arrested for a sexually based crime. The resulting hysteria threatened to ruin the life of an innocent man. In this passionate and provocative book, Lancaster blends astute analysis, robust polemic, ethnography, and personal narrative to delve into the complicated relationship between sexuality and punishment in our society. Drawing on classical social science, critical legal studies, and queer theory, he tracks the rise of a modern suburban culture of fear and develops new insights into the punitive logic that has put down deep roots in everyday American life. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520255654

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Titre : Sex Panic and the Punitive State (Hardback)

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New..

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One evening, while watching the news, Roger N. Lancaster was startled by a report that a friend, a gay male school teacher, had been arrested for a sexually based crime. The resulting hysteria threatened to ruin the life of an innocent man. In this passionate and provocative book, Lancaster blends astute analysis, robust polemic, ethnography, and personal narrative to delve into the complicated relationship between sexuality and punishment in our society. Drawing on classical social science, critical legal studies, and queer theory, he tracks the rise of a modern suburban culture of fear and develops new insights into the punitive logic that has put down deep roots in everyday American life.

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"Casts a thought-provoking perspective." Salon 20111209 "A convincing argument." The Gay & Lesbian Review 20120901 "Smart, witty, and political. The critique of state responses to sex offense is desperately needed in a policy debate that celebrates ever harsher punishment." Contexts 20120830 "This book provides a ... window on the use of sex panics and fear-mongering by the state to increase its control over private behavior." -- J.A. Myers Gay & Lesbian Review/Worldwide 20110901

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