Exploring Regimes of Discipline: The Dynamics of Restraint

Exploring Regimes of Discipline: The Dynamics of Restraint

by Noel Dyck (Editor)


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The pursuit and practice of discipline have become near ubiquitous elements of contemporary social life and parlance, as discipline has become a commonplace and ever sought-after social technology. From the celebrated “discipline of the market” proclaimed by neo-liberal politicians, to self-actualizing experiences of embodied discipline proffered by martial arts instructors, this volume showcases highly varied and complex disciplinary practices and relationships in a set of ethnographic studies. Interrogating the respective fields of work, religion, governance, leisure, education and child rearing, together the essays in this volume explore and offer new ways of thinking about discipline in everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845454012
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Series: EASA Series , #8
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Noel Dyck has written extensively on the relations between aboriginal peoples and nation-states. His current research and publications explore interconnections between anthropology, childhood, sport and embodied identities. He is professor of social anthropology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Anthropological Perspectives on Discipline: An Introduction to the Issues

Noel Dyck

Chapter 2. The Legacy of Vieskeri: Performativity and Discipline in Amateur Trotting Racing in Finland

Susanne Ådahl

Chapter 3. Targeting Immigrant Children: Disciplinary Rationales in Danish Pre-schools

Helle Bundgaard and Eva Gulløv

Chapter 4. The Discipline of Being Hospital Porters: Transcending Hierarchy and Institution

Nigel Rapport

Chapter 5. Governance as a Regime of Discipline

Susan Wright

Chapter 6. Creatively Sculpting the Self through the Discipline of Martial Arts Training

Tamara Kohn

Chapter 7. The Fertile Body and Cross-Fertilization of Disciplinary Regimes: Technologies of the Self in a Polish Catholic Youth Movement

Esther Peperkamp

Chapter 8. The Practice of Discipline and the Discipline of Practice

Peter Collins

Notes on Contributors



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