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The project of interpreting contemporary forms of punishment means exploring the social, political, economic, and historical conditions in the society in which those forms arise. The SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Society draws together this disparate and expansive field of punishment and society into one compelling new volume.

Punishment and Meaning: The Cultural Sociological Approach
Punishment and meaning: The cultural sociological approach

The purpose of a collection on ‘punishment and society’ is to suggest that the connections between these two nouns are more complex, multifarious and problematic than we might otherwise suppose. Put another way the ambition is to ...

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