THE POLICING OF FAMILIES. By Jacqztes Donzelot. New York: Random. House, , pp., $ (paperback). In this scholarly book, Donzelot. The Policing of Families(first published in French in [English edition, ]) is Jacques Donzelot’s best-known book and a crucial point of reference in. In an analysis that adds to the growing debate on tensions between the modern state and the family, Professor Donzelot (Sociology, Nanterre).
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Will rated it liked it Nov 01, Donzelot especially marvels at the way psychotherapy could be employed for such varied and contradictory purposes, suggesting that Freud was to psychiatry and medicine what Keynes was to economics, each making necessity appear provisional.
Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy. Some agreed with them and were the audience for the discourses that Foucault inspired. The fourteen-year old adolescent could have been acquitted and in not being so, Donzelot believed that this proved that justice was essentially normalising. According to him, this is a sterile sociological model that ignores that marginalised and dominated cultures idealise their conditions of existence — and in this sense, they are counter-cultures — yet at the cost of concealing how much of it is due to deprivation and domination and in that sense, they are subcultures.
On the one hand, the deployment of alliance: The first component was a welfare apparatus.
Advancing the remarks of this Introduction, Lenoir with Duschinsky begin by observing that Foucault makes refer- ence to the family in a few dazzling yet brief passages.
Its founding manifesto was published policimg the aforementioned issue of Policinng devoted to social work — in short, he was the model of conjunction between professional and activist practice and the vocation of a self-taught man. Donzelot set out to show that it had little to do with the operation of legal justice, which was not applicable for minors.
Treating the family as a focal point of multiple social In The Policing of Families, Jacques Donzelot, a student and colleague of Michel Foucault, offers an account of public intervention in the regulation of family affairs since the eighteenth century, showing how this intervention effected radical changes in the structure of what had traditionally been a private domain.
Minut, Blake Scott marked it as to-read Jul 02, Social workers talked about their problems; then people such policng Foucault and others who saw things from above attempted to define the nature of the issue of social work from the top down, but without knowing anything about what was actually happening.
In addition, she has been enjoined to exercise her authority through embodied and affective means, experiencing feelings of extreme closeness with her children as pokicing as responsibility and social blame when her children are seen as deviant from imputed norms.
For him, social work was a space of knowledge that fell short of his initial expectations. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Gillian Harkins moves ;olicing the history of modern familial relations to an account of the family and politics as they are changing today.
The Policing Of Families
Johns Hopkins University Press, [first published in French in ]. The family as a theme appears time and again when Foucault theorises power. Kevin Karpiak rated it liked it Dec 07, Nathan rated it it was amazing Jul 05, This pole did not believe that the social scientists were promoting a solution to social problems.
Yet this regime would enter into a crisis. Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field.
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In The Policing of Families, Jacques Donzelot, a student and colleague of Michel Foucault, offers an account of public intervention in the regulation of family affairs since the eighteenth century, showing how this intervention effected radical changes in the structure of what had traditionally been a private domain. This section presents three profiles that enable us to understand the features of the different worlds that intersected and collaborated in the political project: Yet, there were professional sectors that experienced the crisis as a personal, professional, and intellectual opportunity.
Treating the family as a focal point of multiple social practices and discourses, Donzelot examines the role of philanthropy, social work, compulsory mass education, and psychiatry in the control of family life and describes the transformation of mothers into agents of the state.
Within and beyond psychoanalytic discourses, we tell ourselves and one another: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
Another example — working-class housing — helps us grasp how urban transformation involved complex, industrial and familial policies. Sam Shuman marked it as to-read Jul 17, Psychiatrists focussed on disorders that come from the environment, forgetting the notion of the perverse, incurable child. The intellectual and professional vanguard Before the s, little specific expertise was needed to engage in social work in France.
The articles propose very few concrete analyses of professional reality and have the aroma of a global critique of civilisation that was able to serve as a meeting point for Catholics and leftists at that time. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
And so doctors and families struck up an alliance to safeguard the children’s health and moral education. And the message would have had to have been transformed or else resigned to failure. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
Bienfaisance ou travail social Paris: The notion of risk assumed that opportunities for jacqeus behaviour could be predicted within a given set of correlations — violence and social background, crime and dropping out of school — and allowed the normalising intervention to be modulated with more or less educational or coercive measures.
Thanks to this perspective, Donzelot shows how certain apparently technical solutions to social problems are in fact solutions based on complex political relationships.
Vikki Bell is among the most authoritative scholars of Foucault and the family.