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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This resistance does not have an explicit political formulation, but it is fundamental to the stability of the social order. In the first volume of the History of Sexuality, Foucault indicates the particular role and responsibilities that mothers came to be assigned and the way in which this shift was necessary for the emer- gence in modernity of the apparatus of sexuality.

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Then, as “”the social”” part of the state comes to center more on the conjugal bond than on the extended family, the poor wife is encouraged to look toward her home, pulling her husband out of cabarets and her children off the streets, and the rich wife is encouraged to look out from her home, becoming a sort of missionary in charitable work. Lastly, The Policing of Families provides an interesting principle of the sociology of knowledge, which arises from discussions on science and ideology: Could there be power dynamics in the micro-physics of the way in which I care for my infant?

No one since Marx has made a more profound change to the way in which we think about society, power and politics than Foucault. Donzelot would go on and theorise totalitarian, Bolshevik, and fascist unity in his next work, published inconceived as a settling of scores with the leftism to which he belonged.

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Foucault places the family as an absolutely integral institution to judgements in modern societies regarding the normal and the abnor- damilies, the acceptable and the unacceptable. Another example — working-class housing — helps us grasp how urban transformation involved complex, industrial and familial policies. In short, because of contacts. The book describes the mechanization not only of the centralized institutions such as the judicial system, but also of local agencies, such individual philanthropists and community help organizations.

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A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. I had one foot inside and one outside the university. English Choose a language for shopping. In its account of social tje practice, The Policing of Families followed the tracks of Foucauldian theory of the relationship between psychiatry and the family. Showing of 2 reviews. This autonomy allows for forms of resistance to the institutions. Po-hsi rated it it was amazing Aug 26, Mar 10, Ghe Zu rated it really liked it.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Whilst firmly at the critical pole of academic discourse, Donzelot followed Foucault in attempting to analyse the specific forms of power operating within social work discourse and practice.

Click here to sign up. Advancing the remarks of this Introduction, Lenoir with Duschinsky begin by observing that Foucault makes refer- ence to the family familiea a few dazzling yet brief passages.

While working class and bourgeous children alike became subject to school supervision and education, bourgeois families also employed private extracurricular education to assure advancement and address the problem of ‘difficult children. There was oc problem filtering reviews right now.

Rather, familial relations are situated by key institutions such as psychiatry and education as the formative donselot of desire.


The Policing Of Families

It fo impossible not to criticise social work if the aim was to produce a discourse of prestige, winning political capital. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The dividing line between normal and abnormal sexuality is ultimately familial, as it is produced by the moral and medical prob- lematisation of perverse desire as the common thread linking hysterical mothers, masturbating children and the capacity of adults to have inap- propriate intercourse with — or without — their heterosexual spouse.

This is an intellectual problem that is more understandable when working on historical records since records on how agents relate to their functions are sometimes missing — but not in an ethnography.

Read more Read less. Refresh and try again. Dunod,at Instead, the evaluation of risks posed by minors replaced the application of legal sentences, and individuals were evaluated for what they were, and not by what they did.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. In an analysis that adds to the growing debate on tensions between the modern state and the family, Professor Donzelot Sociology, Nanterre studies 1 how the state effected a penetration of the family–how we went from being a “”government of families to a government through the family””; and 2 the rise of social welfare institutions from being viewed as embarrassments to the state concerned only with dire poverty, leprosy, insanity to being seen as a cause for national pride in terms of services offered and numbers treated.

Public schools, in competition with religious schools in the same way that philanthropy competed with Christian charitywere the core of a series of laws to protect the public health of housing or children.

Routledge, Later, psychiatry would penetrate juvenile justice, but at the cost of modifying its own theoretical discourse.