New Forms of Social Control

@article{Warren1981NewFO,
  title={New Forms of Social Control},
  author={Carol Warren},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  year={1981},
  volume={24},
  pages={724 - 740}
}
  • C. Warren
  • Published 1 July 1981
  • Sociology
  • American Behavioral Scientist
This commodification-or, in historical perspective, recommodification (see Scull, this issue)-of &dquo;social junk&dquo; has been taking place relatively unnoticed because it is masked by a myth: the myth of deinstitutionalization and community care (see also Rothman, 1980). The myth is as follows. From the nineteenth century to the 1950s, society relied increasingly first on countyand then on state-funded institutions to house nonworking and deviant populations: state mental hospitals for the… 
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