Cultural Criminology: An Invitation

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This forthcoming book from SAGE will draw together the work of arguably the three leading international figures in cultural criminology to provide a definitive text in the field.

This lively and rigorous text will document and discuss cultural criminology's ongoing expansion, current directions and confrontations with conventional criminology and criminal justice. It will highlight and analyse issues of style, representation, and political contestation as they emerge within particular national and international intersections of culture, crime, and crime control. In so doing the authors also reconsider the theoretical and methodological lineages of cultural criminology, and the emerging enterprise of cultural criminology itself, as invented and reinvented by scholars around the globe.

Jeff Ferrell is Visiting Professor of Criminology at Kent University and Professor of Criminal Justice at the Texas Christian University.

Keith Hayward is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Kent.

Jock Young is Professor of Sociology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555532352
  • Publisher: Northeastern University Press
  • Publication date: 10/26/1995
  • Pages: 448

Table of Contents

1 Culture, Crime, and Criminology 3
2 Repetitive Retribution: Media Images and the Cultural Construction of Criminal Justice 25
3 The Media and the Construction of Random Drug Violence 45
4 The New Mythic Monster 66
5 A Cultural Approach to Crime and Punishment, Bluegrass Style 80
6 Electric Eye in the Sky: Some Reflections on the New Surveillance and Popular Culture 106
7 Media, Crime, and Justice: A Case for Constitutive Criminology 142
8 Style Matters: Criminal Identity and Social Control 169
9 Hammer of the Gods Revisited: Neo-Nazi Skinheads, Domestic Terrorism, and the Rise of the New Protest Music 190
10 Struggles Over the Symbolic: Gang Style and the Meanings of Social Control 213
11 Squaring the One Percent: Biker Style and the Selling of Cultural Resistance 235
12 The World Politics of Wall Painting 277
13 Toward a Cultural Criminology 297
References 327
Contributors 355
Index 359
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