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Sex Panic and the Punitive State

Roger Lancaster

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255654
eISBN:
9780520948211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255654.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Sex panics give rise to bloated imaginings of risk, inflated conceptions of harm, and loose definitions of sex. This book is about sex panics and their relation to other forms of institutionalized ... More


Zero Tolerance: Crime and Punishment in the Punitive State

Roger N. Lancaster

in Sex Panic and the Punitive State

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255654
eISBN:
9780520948211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255654.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Punitive governance involves a dramatic shift in long-standing liberal ideas about the burden of proof. The entrenchment of punitive practices at the center of governance today poses a striking ... More


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