Popular Culture, Crime and Social Control Vol: 14


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781849507325
Published:
21 Apr 2010
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
304 pages - 156 x 234 x 28mm
Series:
Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance

Categories:

This volume contains contributions on the theme of popular culture, crime, and social control. The chapters in this volume tease out various criminologically relevant issues, pertaining to crime/deviance and/or the control thereof, on the basis of an analysis of various aspects and manifestations of popular culture, including music, movies, television, paintings, sculptures, photographs, cartoons, and the internet-based audio-visual materials that are presently available. Thematically diverse within the province of criminology, the chapters in this book are not restricted in terms of theoretical approach and methodological orientation. Using a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives, the volume is diverse in addressing dimensions of popular culture in relation to important criminological questions.
List of Contributors. Introduction: The criminology of popular culture. Reefer Madness and beyond. The Dark Knight: Constructing Images of Good vs. Evil in an Age of Anxiety. Superhero justice: The depiction of crime and justice in modern-age comic books and graphic novels. Televised images of jail: Lessons in controlling the unruly. “I broke the law? No, the law broke me!” Palestinian hip-hop and the semiotics of occupation. Rap music's violent and misogynistic effects: Fact or fiction?. Crime, resistance and song: Black musicianship's black criminology. The different sounds of American protest: From freedom songs to punk rock. Evil monsters and cunning perverts: Representing and regulating the dangerous paedophile. Framing the scene: presentations of forensics programming in the news. Beach crime in popular culture: Confining the carnivalesque in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. Here be dragons: Lombroso, the gothic, and social control. Index. Sociology of crime, law and deviance. Popular Culture, Crime and Social Control. Copyright page.

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