Marginal Conventions: Popular Culture, Mass Media and Social Deviance

Marginal Conventions: Popular Culture, Mass Media and Social Deviance

by Clinton R. Sanders
     
 

Marginal Conventions contains twelve essays by social scientists centering around the general connections between popular culture and deviant behavior. In addition to speaking to the commonsensical view that exposure to representations of misbehavior makes people misbehave, this collection focuses on media presentations of crime, violence, and villainy; the

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Marginal Conventions contains twelve essays by social scientists centering around the general connections between popular culture and deviant behavior. In addition to speaking to the commonsensical view that exposure to representations of misbehavior makes people misbehave, this collection focuses on media presentations of crime, violence, and villainy; the utility of deviance theme for societal elites; and the "taste publics" centered around disreputable products and rituals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879724894
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
06/01/1990
Edition description:
1
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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