Punishing the Other

The social production of immorality revisited

Anna Eriksson (Redaktør)

Punishing the Other draws on the work of Zygmunt Bauman to discuss contemporary discourses and practices of punishment and criminalization. Bringing together some of the most exciting international scholars, both established and emerging, this book engages with Bauman's thesis of the social production of immorality in the context of criminalization and social control and addresses processes of 'othering' through a range of contemporary case studies situated in various cultural, political and social contexts. Les mer
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Punishing the Other draws on the work of Zygmunt Bauman to discuss contemporary discourses and practices of punishment and criminalization. Bringing together some of the most exciting international scholars, both established and emerging, this book engages with Bauman's thesis of the social production of immorality in the context of criminalization and social control and addresses processes of 'othering' through a range of contemporary case studies situated in various cultural, political and social contexts.





Topics covered include the increasing bureaucratization of the business of punishment with the corresponding loss of moral and ethical reflection in the public sphere; punitive discourses around border control and immigration; and exclusionary discourses and their consequences concerning 'terrorists' and other socially and culturally defined outsiders.





Engaging with national and global issues that are more topical now than ever before, this book is essential reading for academics and students of involved in the study of the sociology of punishment, punishment and modern society, the criminal justice system, philosophy and punishment, and comparative criminology and penology.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction 1. Dehumanization, social contact and techniques of Othering: combining the lessons from Holocaust studies and prison research, Peter Scharff Smith 2. The legal civilizing process: dignity and the protection of human rights in advanced bureaucratic democracies, Jonathan Simon 3. The re-humanization of the incarcerated Other: bureaucracy, distantiation and American mass incarceration, David A. Green 4. Prisons and the social production of immorality, Anna Eriksson 5. Swedish 'prison exceptionalism' in decline: trends towards distantiation and objectification of the Other, Anders Bruhn, Per-Ake Nylander and Odd Lindberg 6. Doing away with decency? Foreigners, punishment and the liberal state, Ana Aliverti 7. Immigration detention, ambivalence and the colonial Other, Mary Bosworth 8. Controlling Roma in Norway: governing through the administration of social distance, Nicolay B. Johansen 9. On Bauman's moral duty: population registries, REVA and eviction from the Nordic realm, Vanessa Barker 10. Immobilization in the age of mobility: sex offenders, security and the regulation of risk, John Pratt 11. From terra nullius to terra liquidus? Liquid modernity and the Indigenous Other, Harry Blagg 12. Symbiotic Othering: terrorism, emotion and morality, Debra A. Smith.

Om forfatteren

Anna Eriksson is a criminologist and penologist based at Monash University, Australia. In 2012, she received funding from the Australian Research Council for a three-year research fellowship on the topic of comparative penology, and this book is the first major publication to result from that project. She is also involved in other research projects, concerning children of prisoners, people with acquired brain injuries in the criminal justice system, preparation for release and parole, and restorative justice. Her latest book (with John Pratt), Contrasts in Punishment: An Explanation of Anglophone Excess and Nordic Exceptionalism, was published by Routledge in 2013. She has been a visiting academic at King's College London, UK; OErebro University, Sweden; and Oxford University, UK. Eriksson is a member of the advisory board of the Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology, and is the Director of the Imprisonment Observatory: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/imprisonmentobservatory/.