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.
|Title of host publication||Criminalisation and advanced marginality$ Users Without A Subscription Are Not Able To See The Full Content. Criminalisation and advanced marginality|
|Subtitle of host publication||Critically exploring the work of Loic Wacquant|
|Publication status||Published - May 2012|