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Introduction: reading Loïc Wacquant – opening questions and overview

Peter Squires and John Lea

in Criminalisation and advanced marginality

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9781447300014
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781447307587 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447300014.003.0001
Introduction: reading Loïc Wacquant – opening questions and overview

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Peter Squires and John Lea provide a critical overview of the criminological reviews, critiques and appreciations thus far published, in English, of Wacquant's two major works, Urban Outcasts and Punishing the Poor. It develops a series of common themes arising within the available published work on Wacquant and tries to relate these with the chapters which follow in the rest of the book.

Keywords: Wacquant; Critique; Neo-liberalism; Punitiveness; Policy transfer; Critical criminology

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