Social Control in Europe: 1500-1800

Social Control in Europe: 1500-1800

by HERMAN ROODENBURG, PIETER SPIERENBURG
     
 

This first volume of a two-volume collection of essays provides a comprehensive examination of the idea of social control in the history of Europe. The uniqueness of these volumes lies in two main areas. First, the contributors compare methods of social control on many levels, from police to shaming, church to guilds. Second, they look at these formal and informal…  See more details below

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This first volume of a two-volume collection of essays provides a comprehensive examination of the idea of social control in the history of Europe. The uniqueness of these volumes lies in two main areas. First, the contributors compare methods of social control on many levels, from police to shaming, church to guilds. Second, they look at these formal and informal institutions as two-way processes. Unlike many studies of social control in the past, the scholars here examine how individuals and groups that are being controlled necessarily participate in and shape the manner in which they are regulated. Hardly passive victims of discipline and control, these folks instead claimed agency in that process, accepting and resisting -- and thus molding -- the controls under which they functioned. The essays in this volume focus on the interplay of ecclesiastical institutions and the emerging states, examining discipline from a bottom-up perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814209684
Publisher:
Ohio State University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
History of Crime and Criminal Justice Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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