Loïc Wacquant and Norbert Elias: advanced marginality and the theory of the de-civilising Process

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Abstract

John Rodger takes up Wacquant's concept of ‘advanced marginality’ arguing that this idea can be situated as a complement to Norbert Elias' well known discussion of ‘civilising processes’. Rodger argues that a weakness in Elias' social theory is in understanding situations, including the present, in which ‘decivilising processes’ arrest and reverse the historical tendencies to liberal democracy and the decline of violence in western societies, including how states respond. The suggestion is that Wacquant's concept of the advanced marginality and the penal state can fill some important gaps in Elias' argument.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCriminalisation and advanced marginality$ Users Without A Subscription Are Not Able To See The Full Content. Criminalisation and advanced marginality
Subtitle of host publicationCritically exploring the work of Loic Wacquant
PublisherPolicy Press
ISBN (Print)9781447300014
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Publication statusPublished - May 2012

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