Saturday, 28 February 2009

The Feminization of the Corporation, the Masculinization of the State

Simon Hallsworth

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 32, No. 1 (2005): 32-40.

This contribution focuses on emerging particularities within institutional imaginaries of regulation and control. Hallsworth demonstrates and explains how, while corporate image and life seem to be feminizing in a globalizing economy, state authority and state intervention adopt conspicuously masculine imagery and attitude.

Key words: corporation, state authority, feminization vs. masculinization, gendered imaginaries

"That Heavy Machine": Reprising the Colonial Apparatus in 21st-Century Social Control

Mark Brown

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 32, No. 1 (2005): 41-52.

The 21st century has witnessed a range of penal and quasi-penal measures of astonishing severity. These strategies of exclusion, such as post-prison civil commitment statutes, mark a profound shift in the long-established structure of rights and obligations under which citizens live. This article proposes that such strategies reflect the reemergence of a colonial form of power and the rationalities and apparatus that support it. The subject of these new strategies of exclusion is in many ways a "new colonial subject" of power. The author develops a theoretical frame for understanding colonial power and state-subject relations and applies it to three contemporary measures of exclusion.

Key words: penal theory, exclusion, colonialism, colonial power, governmentality


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