Unformatted text preview: control possible? Central Ideas of Structuralism Social control is problematic: Not natural, but a product of social forces, group interests. Politics; winners and losers. Control is coercive and repressive. Control: Restrain troublesome populations 1. Unemployed and welfare 2. Prozac 3. Education and the "Hidden Curriculum" When threat is reduced: dump them out (Spitzer's Social Junk) Control may appear humane and benign, but is in reality oppressive. Social Control is State (or state like) Control 1. Integrated institutional networks, agencies 2. Circulate the same group of "clients." 3. Even the media plays a role, shapes our perspective. Social control is unified and coherent. "Transcarceration": Control activity moved from the individual body (demonic)==>to the Spirit (individual "therapy")==> to the "Body Social" (the Mass)...
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