The Exclusive Society: Social Exclusion, Crime and Difference in Late Modernity

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SAGE, Dec 13, 1999 - Social Science - 216 pages
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In this major new work, which Zygmunt Bauman calls a 'tour de force of breathtaking erudition and clarity', Jock Young charts the movement of the social fabric in the last third of the twenthieth century from an inclusive society of stability and homogeneity to an exclusive society of change and division.

Jock Young, one of the foremost criminologists of our time, explores exclusion on three levels: economic exclusion from the labour market; social exclusion between people in civil society; and the ever-expanding exclusionary activities of the criminal justice system.

Taking account of the massive dramatic structural and cultural changes that have beset our society and relating these to the quantum leap in crime and i

 

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Contents

Crime and Discord in an Age of Late Modernity
30
Cannibalism and Bulimia
56
Demonization and the Creation
96
ZeroTolerance Policing
121
A World Holding Together and Falling Apart
148
The Maintenance of Order
167
The Contradictory World of Late Modernity
190
Index
211
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Jock Young, one of the foremost criminologists of our time, is Professor of Sociology and Head of the Centre for Criminology at Middlesex University. His work and theories have had a significant influence on the shape of criminology, sociology and politics.

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