Making Trouble / Edition 1

Making Trouble / Edition 1

by Neil Websdale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0202306186

ISBN-13: 9780202306186

Pub. Date: 01/15/2006

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

In Making Trouble leading scholars in criminology, sociology, criminal justice, women's studies, and social history explore the mediated cultural dynamics that construct images and understanding of crime, deviance, and control. Contributors examine the intertwined practices of the mass media, criminal justice agencies, political power holders, and

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In Making Trouble leading scholars in criminology, sociology, criminal justice, women's studies, and social history explore the mediated cultural dynamics that construct images and understanding of crime, deviance, and control. Contributors examine the intertwined practices of the mass media, criminal justice agencies, political power holders, and criminal and deviant subcultures in producing and consuming contested representations of legality and illegality. While the collection provides broad analysis of contemporary topics, it also weaves this analysis around a set of innovative and unifying themes. These include the emergence of "situated media" within and between the various subcultures of crime, deviance, and control; the evolution of policing and social control as complex webs of mediated and symbolic meaning; the role of power, identity, and indifference in framing contemporary crime controversies, with special attention paid to the gendered construction of crime, deviance and control; and the importance of historical and cross-cultural dynamics in shaping understandings of crime, deviance, and control.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202306186
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/15/2006
Series:
Social Problems and Social Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1Materials for Making Trouble3
2The Elders Were Our Textbooks: The Importance of Traditional Stories in Social Control25
3The Historical Roots of Tabloid TV Crime47
4Dominant Ideology and Drugs in the Media73
5Predators: The Social Construction of "Stranger-Danger" in Washington State as a Form of Patriarchal Ideology91
6Media Misogyny: Demonizing "Violent" Girls and Women115
7"The War Against Women": Media Representations of Men's Violence Against Women in Australia141
8Detecting Masculinity157
9Wild Life: Constructions and Representations of Yardies179
10Punky in the Middle: Cultural Constructions of the 1996 Montreal Summer Uprisings (A Comedy in Four Acts)203
11Freight Train Graffiti: Subculture, Media, Dislocation231
12Reflections: The Visual as a Mode of Social Control255
13Police Homicide Files as Situated Media Substrates: An Exploratory Essay277
14Jihad as Terrorism: The Western Media and the Defamation of the Qu'ran303
15Fighting Terrorism As If Women Mattered: Anti-Abortion Violence as Unconstructed Terrorism319
16Taking the Trouble: Concluding Remarks and Future Directions349
Biographical Sketches of the Contributors365
Index369

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