The Web

The Web

Social Control in a Lesbian Community

by Christine M. Robinson

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/11/2007

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Members of social groups, including communities, routinely exert subtle forms of social control on others. The Web: Social Control in a Lesbian Community is a sociological study examining the effects of informal social control_the response to behavior or people regarded as deviant, problematic, threatening, or undesirableDin everyday life. The context of this study is a lesbian community situated in the heartland of the United States. Based on interviews, participant-observation, and document sources gathered over a period of nine years, the book analyzes the effects of social control on relations of power (based on race, class, and sexual identity) among diverse members of a lesbian community. Although much of what is represented in this book is unique to this lesbian community, the forms and functions of social control analyzed here can be found in any human community.
ISBN:
9780761839026
9780761839026
Category:
Lesbian studies
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-11-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
University Press of America
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
136
Dimensions (mm):
230x155x11mm
Weight:
0.21kg

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