Social Control by Lorne TeppermanSocial Control by Lorne Tepperman

Social Control

byLorne Tepperman, Laura Upenieks

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Series: a href=""Themes in Canadian Sociology/aSocial Control offers a concise and comprehensive introduction to the many ways in which social institutions, practices, and performances reproduce social order in everyday life. The examination begins with an overview of classical and contemporary theoretical frameworks before moving on to considerand evaluate major sources and processes of control, including socialization, schools, religious institutions, mass media, governments, and crime-prevention strategies. Highly insightful and thought-provoking, Social Control gives students the foundation they need to think critically about the roleof social control in Canadian society.
Lorne Tepperman is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. He served as chair of the department from 1997 to 2003 and has won many teaching awards, including the Dean's Excellence Award, an Outstanding Teaching Award from the Faculty of Arts and Science, and an Oswald Hall Teaching Award given by the De...
Title:Social ControlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:245 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.53 inPublished:February 12, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgementsPart I: Describing the Social World1. What Is Social Control?IntroductionHow to Achieve Integration and Regulation in SocietyTheories Regarding the Two Sides of Social ControlStrategies of ControlSocial ManagementConclusion2. Micro-Strategies of Control: Appearance NormsIntroductionJudging AppearanceMass Media and Beauty IdealsEarly Socialization and Appearance NormsWorkplace Appearance NormsStigmatized AppearanceChallenges to Appearance NormsConclusion3. Macro-Strategies of Control: Laws against Substance AbuseIntroductionWhy People Use DrugsMedia Portrayal of Drugs and AlcoholMoral Panics Surrounding DrugsControls on Legal and Illegal DrugsA Different Approach to Crime Control: Control TheoryConclusionPart II: Sources of Control4. Socialization and CultureIntroductionVarieties of SocializationLearning Emotional ExpressionAgents of SocializationNegative Socialization: Learning to Behave BadlyConclusion5. Religious Beliefs, Religious Institutions, and Sources of Social ControlIntroductionReligious SocializationHow Religious Beliefs and Practices Relate to Social BehaviourThe Relationship between Religion and HealthReligion, Socio-Economic Status (SES), and Social ControlCross-Cultural Differences in Views of ReligionSecularization TheoryConclusion6. Media and Mass Communication as Social ControlIntroductionMedia and Social Control: Creating Hyper-RealityHow the Media Control Our Views on Violent BehaviourConclusion7. Government, Politics, and IdeologyIntroductionWhat Is Social Contract Theory?What Is "the State"?How Political Values and Culture Affect Social ControlCivil Society and Social ControlConclusionPart III: Processes of Formal Control8. Unequal Opportunities and Crime PreventionIntroductionInequality and Incentives to Commit CrimesInequality, Disadvantage, and PunishmentWhite Collar Crime - How Is It Different?Conclusion9. Sources of Control: Force and PunishmentIntroductionThe Goals of PunishmentImprisonment: Retributive PunishmentPrisonization TheoryRethinking ImprisonmentConclusion10. Social Control and VictimizationIntroductionTheories about Victims and VictimizationHow Women Experience Battering: The Process of VictimizationVictimization and Sex WorkersVictimization of the HomelessConclusionPostscriptGlossaryReferencesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"This text is very accessible. It is effective at explaining theoretical ideas and giving students critical examples to think about in relation to the various topics." --Camilla Sears, Thompson Rivers University