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Exploring Regimes of Discipline

The Dynamics of Restraint

Edited by Noel Dyck

208 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-84545-401-2 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (April 2008)

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The pursuit and practice of discipline have become near ubiquitous elements of contemporary social life and parlance, as discipline has become a commonplace and ever sought-after social technology. From the celebrated “discipline of the market” proclaimed by neo-liberal politicians, to self-actualizing experiences of embodied discipline proffered by martial arts instructors, this volume showcases highly varied and complex disciplinary practices and relationships in a set of ethnographic studies. Interrogating the respective fields of work, religion, governance, leisure, education and child rearing, together the essays in this volume explore and offer new ways of thinking about discipline in everyday life.

Noel Dyck has written extensively on the relations between aboriginal peoples and nation-states. His current research and publications explore interconnections between anthropology, childhood, sport and embodied identities. He is professor of social anthropology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.

Related Link: European Association of Social-Anthropologists (EASA)
Series: Volume 8, EASA Series
Subject: General Anthropology General Cultural Studies
Area:

LC: BJ1533.D49 E96 2008

BL: YK.2009.a.20756

BISAC: SOC002010 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Anthropology/Cultural

BIC: JHM Anthropology; JFC Cultural studies




Contents

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Anthropological Perspectives on Discipline: An Introduction to the Issues
Noel Dyck

Chapter 2. The Legacy of Vieskeri: Performativity and Discipline in Amateur Trotting Racing in Finland
Susanne Ådahl

Chapter 3. Targeting Immigrant Children: Disciplinary Rationales in Danish Pre-schools
Helle Bundgaard and Eva Gulløv

Chapter 4. The Discipline of Being Hospital Porters: Transcending Hierarchy and Institution
Nigel Rapport

Chapter 5. Governance as a Regime of Discipline
Susan Wright

Chapter 6. Creatively Sculpting the Self through the Discipline of Martial Arts Training
Tamara Kohn

Chapter 7. The Fertile Body and Cross-Fertilization of Disciplinary Regimes: Technologies of the Self in a Polish Catholic Youth Movement
Esther Peperkamp

Chapter 8. The Practice of Discipline and the Discipline of Practice
Peter Collins

Notes on Contributors
Bibliography
Index

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