Crime, Prisons and Viscous Culture: Adventures in Criminalized Identities

Crime, Prisons and Viscous Culture: Adventures in Criminalized Identities

by Finola Farrant

Hardcover(1st ed. 2017)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137490094
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/16/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Finola Farrant is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at University of Roehampton, UK. Prior to academia she worked as a criminal justice practitioner, researcher and in policy and campaigns. Her main areas of research interest include: penology, popular culture, gender and identity, and life story methodologies.

Table of Contents


Part I. Once Upon a Time.- Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Word Up! Mythology Through to Popular Culture.- Chapter 3. Introducing the Men.- Part II. Criminalized Lifestyles.- Chapter 4. Outlaws and Gangsters.- Chapter 5. Lone Ranger, Robin Hood, The Wild One and Ghetto Supastar.- Part III. Prison Experiences.- Chapter 6. Comics and the Gothic.- Chapter 7. Ghosts, Monsters and Hulk.- Part IV. Becoming a Prisoner.- Chapter 8. Shapeshifting Identities.- Chapter 9. Metamorphosis, Trickster and Werewolf.- Part 5. Conclusion.- Chapter 10. Towards a Viscous Understanding of Culture.

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Crime, Prisons and Viscous Culture is an “unapologetically eclectic” read that, like the shapeshifting identities it explores, defies conventional categorization. In her careful examination of the points where crime meets popular culture in the narratives of convicted offenders, Finola Farrant takes us on a dazzling journey through myth, movies, fairytales and folklore. Erudite, ambitious, lively and continually thought-provoking, this is a rare academic work that grips your attention from beginning to end.” (Yvonne Jewkes, Research Professor in Criminology, University of Brighton, UK)

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