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Lecture 8

LWSO 337 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Margaret Fuller, Neoliberalism


Department
Law and Society
Course Code
LWSO 337
Professor
Ted Mc Coy
Lecture
8

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Development*of*the*'state'*that*needed*maintaining
Political*+*moral*+*economic*concerns
Expanding*consideration*of*society*
Hunt%&%'The%Social'
Philanthropy: Required*exploration*of*the*unknown*-spaces*inhabited*by*the*poor
Punishment*in*Disguise:*Book*on*women's*prisons
Foucauldian:*Develop*a*theory*of*power*that*decentralizes*the*state
Governance
Power*is*not*a*possession*of*individuals*or*groups,*rather,*the*basis*of*social*
relationships
Removing*law/order*out*of*analysis
State*should*be*viewed*as*an*effect
Foucault%&%Power
Paternalism's*effect*on*women*behind*bars
Associated*with*middle-class*families
Regulation*through*feminized*techniques*of*controls
Hiring*matrons*rather*than*male*prison*guards
'benevolent'*social*control
Addressing*needs*of*female*convict
Seen*as*'daughterly'
Female*prisoners*=*'fallen*sisters'
Prisoners*should*be*domestic*servants*after*release
Reform*by*Margaret*Fuller
Role%of%the%'Mother'
Productive*power:
Prisons*are*a*form*of*productive*power
State*should*be*seen*as*an*overall*effect*of*power*relations*(not*a*cause)
Prisons%and%Power
State*reverses*its*position,*acts*indirectly
Entering*neo-liberal*era*of*penal*governance
Female*offenders*should*be*focused*on*positive*reform*
Focus*on*the*individual
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Discursive*shift*towards*empowerment
§
Renegotiating*question*of*what*is*a*state*function*and*what*is*not
Prisoners*are*responsible*for*their*own*misfortune
§
Technology*of*self-governance,*but*objectives*of*state*are*met
§
Empowerment:*Conservative*ideology
More*disciplinary*set*of*restrictions*are*justified*and*imposed
§
Deviant*path*was*'chosen'*by*the*individual
§
When*Empowerment*fails
'Responsibilization'
The%Modern%Day
(8)$Society$+$Prisons
Tuesday,* February*23,*2016
12:44*PM
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