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  • The policing and surveillance of families (notes from textbook)
    • Jacques Donzelot (1977)
      • He sees policy as a form of state power over families.
      • He argues that social workers, health visitors and doctors use their knowledge to control and change families. (Also known as 'the policing of families')
    • Michael Foucaults (1979)
      • Sees power not only through the state government but spread out through society and all relationships
      • He sees that proffesionals can exercise power to their clients by using their knowledge
    • Rachel Condry (2007)
      • She notes that the state may seek to control and regulate family life by imposing young offenders

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