Celebrity Culture and Crime: The Joy of Transgression

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In the 21st century celebrities and celebrity culture thrives. This book tackles the much noted but little analyzed realtionship between celebrity and crime. Criminals who become celebrities and celebrities who become criminals are examined in relation to Adorno and Horkheimer's culture industry.

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Overview

In the 21st century celebrities and celebrity culture thrives. This book tackles the much noted but little analyzed realtionship between celebrity and crime. Criminals who become celebrities and celebrities who become criminals are examined in relation to Adorno and Horkheimer's culture industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230224681
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Series: Cultural Criminology Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

RUTH PENFOLD-MOUNCE is Lecturer in Criminology, University of York, UK.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii

Introduction: Cultural Criminology and the Joy of Transgression 1

1 Celebrity, Fame and Culture 12

2 The Culture Industry and Foucauldian Governmentality 38

3 Resonance and Celebrated Criminality 63

4 Celebrated Criminality and Governance 94

5 The Undermining of Celebrated Criminality 114

6 The Evolution of Celebrated Criminality 140

Conclusion: Celebrating Crime in a Celebrity Culture 178

Bibliography 184

Index 193

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