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The Return of the Folk Devils (S) SA 210 (4)

Surveys the social and moral regulation of human subjects in both historical and contemporary contexts, examining how social groups, marginalized as outsiders - "folk devils" - are organized. Canvasses ideas, policies and methods that characterize how state and civil projects respond to these outsiders and aim to impose social order through systems of law, politics, education, health, welfare, labour, religion, family, media, and other key social institutions. Students will learn about the profound impact the spectre of "folk devils" have on civil and state regulation projects, and about the diversity of social ordering ideologies, policies and practices encompass. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.