Cultural Criminology / Edition 1

Cultural Criminology / Edition 1

by Jeff Ferrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555532365

ISBN-13: 9781555532369

Pub. Date: 10/12/1995

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

This pioneering collection of provocative essays focuses on collective behaviors organized around imagery, style, and symbolic meaning, and considers the ways in which legal and political authorities and the mass media construct these behaviors as criminal. Arguing for the development of a new cultural criminology, the contributors examine a wide range of social and…  See more details below

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This pioneering collection of provocative essays focuses on collective behaviors organized around imagery, style, and symbolic meaning, and considers the ways in which legal and political authorities and the mass media construct these behaviors as criminal. Arguing for the development of a new cultural criminology, the contributors examine a wide range of social and cultural phenomena such as the politics of worldwide urban graffiti and the interplay of skinhead violence and musical style. On the cutting edge of contemporary theory, Cultural Criminology maps directions for further exploration in this emerging synthesis of criminological and cultural studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555532369
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Publication date:
10/12/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Culture, Crime, and Criminology3
2Repetitive Retribution: Media Images and the Cultural Construction of Criminal Justice25
3The Media and the Construction of Random Drug Violence45
4The New Mythic Monster66
5A Cultural Approach to Crime and Punishment, Bluegrass Style80
6Electric Eye in the Sky: Some Reflections on the New Surveillance and Popular Culture106
7Media, Crime, and Justice: A Case for Constitutive Criminology142
8Style Matters: Criminal Identity and Social Control169
9Hammer of the Gods Revisited: Neo-Nazi Skinheads, Domestic Terrorism, and the Rise of the New Protest Music190
10Struggles Over the Symbolic: Gang Style and the Meanings of Social Control213
11Squaring the One Percent: Biker Style and the Selling of Cultural Resistance235
12The World Politics of Wall Painting277
13Toward a Cultural Criminology297
References327
Contributors355
Index359

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