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Body Captors and Network Profiles: A Neo-structural Note on Digitalized Social Control and Morphogenesis

  • Emmanuel LazegaEmail author
Part of the Social Morphogenesis book series (SOCMOR)

Abstract

Introduction: Social digitalization

Sensors and networks: Technologies of social control reconfiguring late modernity?
  • Marketing fear, fun and social comparisons

  • Cultural acceptance of conditional welfare

  • Hardwired controls undermining bottom up institutional entrepreneurship

  • Consequences at the societal level

Multilevel logic, social mechanisms and morphogenesis
  • Hardwired controls shifting social and synchronization costs “downwards”

  • Towards neo-structural modelling of morphogenetic slippery slopes

Conclusion: The role of markets and the State in facilitating slippery slopes

Keywords

Physical sensors Social networks Social control Conditional welfare Slippery slope 

Notes

Acknowledgments

I thank Margaret Archer, Julien Brailly, Rannald Sim and Pierre-Paul Vidal for stimulating insights that considerably improved this paper. I am grateful to all the members of the 2014 Workshop for helpful comments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Département de Sociologie, Centre de Sociologie des OrganisationsInstitut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)ParisFrance

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