Morality, Crime and Social Control — in Europe 1500-1900

Matikainen, Olli; Lidman, Satu
Title: Morality, Crime and Social Control — in Europe 1500-1900
Authors: Matikainen, Olli (Editor)
Lidman, Satu (Editor)
Product number: 9789522225726
Product form: Paperback
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Publisher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Series: Studia Historica 84
Edition: 2014
Publication year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 362
Product family: History
Library classification: 30.12 Elämäntapojen sosiologia. Kulttuurisosiologia
National Library's descriptors: sosiaalinen kontrolli, sosiaaliset normit, moraali, rikokset, historia, Eurooppa
This book explores key themes in European history through case studies scrutinizing the much-debated concept of "social control" from its exercise within the family and local communities to interventions at the highest state level. A wide range of regulated practices and institutions can be treated as manifestations or forces of social control. Their common feature is the way in which they develop a set of practices and rituals, some of which are enduring and seemingly unchanging, some in a state of transition or subjected to challenges, and others "new" and in the process of formation. The articles in this book cover a time span from the early modern period up to the twentieth century, and a geographical spread from various locations in Nordic countries to continental Europe and the British Isles.