A Sociology of Crime: Second edition

A Sociology of Crime: Second edition

by Stephen Hester, Peter Eglin

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ISBN-13: 9781138960480
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/08/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 582
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephen Hester was Professor of Sociology at Bangor University, UK. He retired in 2009 but continued to be active in ethnomethodological and conversation-analytic research. He authored, co-authored or co-edited eight books and over forty articles and book chapters, notably An Invitation to Ethnomethodology and Orders of Ordinary Action, both with David Francis, and Descriptions of Deviance, a book on membership categorization analysis left unfinished at his untimely death in April 2014.

Peter Eglin is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. He has been Humboldt Research Fellow at the Universität Konstanz and Visiting Research Associate at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Wolfson College, Oxford. As a visiting professor he has taught at the University of Toronto, Northumbria University and Bangor University. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese. He has contributed chapters to the Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights (2013) and the Routledge Handbook of Language and Culture (2014). He wrote extensively with Stephen Hester, including the monograph The Montreal Massacre.

Table of Contents

1. Sociology

Part I: Positively Undertaken
2. State
3. Society

Part II: Interpretatively Turned

4. Claims-Making
5. Defining the Situation
6. Practical Reasoning

Part III: Politically Challenged
7. Class
8. Gender
9. Race

Part IV: Epistemically Undermined
10. Power
11. People?

12: Conclusion

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