Moral Regulation and Governance in Canada
History, Context, and Critical Issues
Moral Regulation and Governance in Canada offers an outstanding selection of readings that represents an overview of the key issues in deviance, moral regulation, and governance in Canada from a distinctly Canadian perspective. It effectively tracks the sociology of deviance, from governmentality studies to theories of social control. Of particular note is the focus this book gives to gender issues. It also argues that sometimes what is considered deviant is less related to criminality and more concerned with the perception of normalcy.
"This book fills an important gap in the existing literature, providing a very useful overview of the history and development of moral/social regulation approaches and approaches to governmentality. It introduces readers to the important debates between post-structuralism and more materialist approaches. It should be used in courses focusing on moral and social regulation. This is an important and needed book."