Because it is, as Spade and Wilse say, a “tool of social control used by governments to regulate sexuality and family formation.”
None the less all such cases bring to consciousness one aspect of moral authority, the social control over the individual.
social control may be studied in each one of these categories.
Against such moral aggression, the old types of social control are powerless.
What is the natural history of social control in the crowd and the public?
He felt the pride of craftsmanship when he found that the clothing supplied for her by social control exactly fitted her.
What is the nature of social control exerted by the institution?
It was originally designed to act as a tool of social control.
It has sought to give us a complete and final picture of social control.
Kin-organization is replaced by political organization as the primary agency of social control.