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The Ohio State University Press
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This two-volume collection of essays provides a comprehensive examination of the idea of social control in the history of Europe. The uniqueness of these volumes lies in two main areas. First, the contributors compare methods of social control on many levels, from police to shaming, church to guilds. Second, they look at these formal and informal institutions as two-way processes. Unlike many studies of social control in the past, the scholars here examine how individuals and groups that are being controlled necessarily participate in and shape the manner in which they are regulated. Hardly passive victims of discipline and control, these folks instead claimed agency in that process, accepting and resisting—and thus molding—the controls under which they functioned. In both volumes, an introduction outlines the origins and the continuing value of the concept of social control. The introductions are followed by two substantive sections. The essays in part one of volume 1 focus on the interplay of ecclesiastical institutions and the emerging states; those in part two of volume 1 look more explicitly at discipline from a bottom-up perspective. The essays in part one of volume 2 explore the various means by which communities—generally working-class communities—in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe were subjected to forms of discipline in the workplace, by the church, and by philanthropic housing organizations. It notes also how the communities themselves generated their own forms of internal control. Part two of volume 2 focuses on various policing institutions, exploring in particular the question of how liberal and totalitarian regimes differed in their styles of control, repression, and surveillance.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series Page, Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Social Control and History: An Introduction
  2. PIETER SPIERENBURG
  3. pp. 1-22
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  1. Part One: Institutional Perspectives: State, Church, and the People
  2. pp. 23-24
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  1. 1. Discipline: The State and the Churches in Early Modern Europe
  2. HEINZ SCHILLING
  3. pp. 25-36
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  1. 2. Social Control in Early Modern England: The Need for a Broad Perspective
  2. JAMES A. SHARPE
  3. pp. 37-54
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  1. 3. Punishment versus Reconciliation: Marriage Control in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Holland
  2. MANON VAN DER HEIJDEN
  3. pp. 55-77
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  1. 4. Ordering Discourse and Society: Moral Politics, Marriage, and Fornication during the Reformation and the Confessionalization Process in Germany and Switzerland
  2. SUSANNA BURGHARTZ
  3. pp. 78-98
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  1. 5. Church Discipline in a Biconfessional Country: Ireland in a European Context
  2. UTE LOTZ-HEUMANN
  3. pp. 99-112
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  1. 6. Early Modern Discipline and the Visual Arts
  2. MICHAEL SCHOLZ-HÄNSEL
  3. pp. 113-131
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  1. 7. Early Modern Architecture: Conditioning, Disciplining, and Social Control
  2. BERND ROECK
  3. pp. 132-142
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  1. Part Two: Communities: Perspectives From Below
  2. pp. 143-144
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  1. 8. Social Control Viewed from Below: New Perspectives
  2. HERMAN ROODENBURG
  3. pp. 145-158
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  1. 9. The Uses of Justice As a Form of Social Control in Early Modern Europe
  2. MARTIN DINGES
  3. pp. 159-175
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  1. 10. Moral Order in the World of Work: Social Control and the Guilds in Europe
  2. MAARTEN PRAK
  3. pp. 176-199
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  1. 11. Behavioral Regulation in the City: Families, Religious Associations, and the Role of Poor Relief
  2. KATHERINE LYNCH
  3. pp. 200-219
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  1. 12. Social Control of Violence, Violence as Social Control: The Case of Early Modern Germany
  2. GERD SCHWERHOFF
  3. pp. 220-246
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  1. 13. The Making of Popular Cultures of Social Control: A Comparison of Essex (England) and Hesse-Cassel (Germany) during the Reformation
  2. ROBERT VON FRIEDEBURG
  3. pp. 247-266
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  1. 14. Social Control from Below: Popular Arbitration of Disputes in Old Regime Spain
  2. TOMÁS A. MANTECÓN
  3. pp. 267-287
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  1. 15. Charivari and Shame Punishments: Folk Justice and State Justice in Early Modern England
  2. MARTIN INGRAM
  3. pp. 288-308
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  1. 16. Social Control and the Neighborhood in European Cities
  2. CARL A. HOFFMANN
  3. pp. 309-328
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 329-378
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 379-382
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  1. Other Titles in the Series
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814273111
Related ISBN
9780814209684
MARC Record
OCLC
899262213
Pages
381
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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