Sex Panic and the Punitive State

Sex Panic and the Punitive State

eBook - 2011
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One evening, while watching the news, Roger N. Lancaster was startled by a report that a friend, a gay male school teacher, had been arrested for a sexually based crime. The resulting hysteria threatened to ruin the life of an innocent man. In this passionate and provocative book, Lancaster blends astute analysis, robust polemic, ethnography, and personal narrative to delve into the complicated relationship between sexuality and punishment in our society. Drawing on classical social science, critical legal studies, and queer theory, he tracks the rise of a modern suburban culture of fear and develops new insights into the punitive logic that has put down deep roots in everyday American life.
Publisher: Berkerley : University of California Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780520948211
9780520255654
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (262 pages)
Additional Contributors: ProQuest (Firm)

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