Governing the Social in Neoliberal Times

Edited by Deborah R. Brock UBC Press Neoliberalism is most commonly associated with free trade, the minimal state, and competitive individualism. But in this latest stage of capitalism, it is not simply national economies that are being neoliberalized – it is us. Inspired by Michel Foucault and other governmentality theorists, the contributors to this volume […]

Power and Everyday Practices, Second Edition

Edited by Deborah Brock, Aryn Martin, Rebecca Raby, and Mark P. Thomas University of Toronto Press, 2019 This unique and innovative text provides undergraduate students with tools to think sociologically through the lens of everyday life. Normative social organization and taken-for-granted beliefs and actions are exposed as key mechanisms of power and social inequality in […]

Power and Everyday Practices

Nelson Education (May 5 2011) Power and Everyday Practices is a unique, contributed text: one that takes up sociological theory and methods in the approachable context of everyday objects and practices primarily through Foucaultian and Marxist lenses. Rather than focusing first on abstract concepts, many of the chapters are organized around a familiar everyday […]

Making Normal: Social Regulation in Canada

Deborah Brock (Author) Toronto: Nelson Thomson Learning, 2003 Section One: Doing Historical Sociology Chapter 1: Moral Reform, Discipline, and Normalization: Juvenile Delinquency and Rehabilitation in Ontario, Paula Maurutto, University of Windsor. Chapter 2: Loyalty Confer through the Regular Channels: Shaping Political Subjectivity of and for ”Women” in Early Twentieth-Century Toronto, Keri Delhi, OISE, University […]