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About Loïc Wacquant

Loïc Wacquant is a professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. His work includes the trilogy, Urban Outcasts: A Comparative Sociology of Advanced Marginality (2008); Punishing the Poor: The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity (2009); and, Deadly Symbiosis: Race and the Rise of the Penal State (2011). See for more.


Articles by Loïc Wacquant

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The punitive regulation of poverty in the neoliberal age

The increasing penalization of poverty is a response to social insecurity; a result of public policy that weds the "invisible hand" of the market to the "iron fist" of the penal state, says Loïc Wacquant
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