Readers of criminological literature are presented with little more than thumbnail sketches as to the social characteristics or motivations of the authors. One learns their status, institutional location, and supposed credentials. Rarely are we presented with more detailed impressions of the authors as a combination of positivist assumptions and notions of professional competence seemingly render such information unimportant. However, increasing numbers of critical scholars are becoming aware of authorship as an issue; it matters who is addressing us. By taking these authors out of their methodological framework, Critical Voices in Criminology provides an opportunity for figures in and around critical criminology to discuss their own intellectual journeys into and within the discipline. The book offers the opportunity for contributors to reflect on their work and consider what they did not say. It also affords them the opportunity to describe their own 'channeling processes' by indicating how the pursuance of some themes/topics 'seemed' appropriate, sensible, or realistic, while others appeared less so, whether they internalized these particular themes, or attempted to contest and/or replace them.
|Series:||Critical Perspectives on Crime and Inequality Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Chris Powell is professor of criminology at the University of Southern Maine.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Butterfly or Dinosaur? Criminological 'Journeyman' and Romantic Pessimist Chapter 2 Reflections of a Black Feminist Criminologist Chapter 3 An Accidental Criminologist Chapter 4 Traveling into Criminology Chapter 5 Convict Criminology: 'Privileged Information and the Authority of Experience Chapter 6 Identity Matters: Cultivating a Critical Criminologist Chapter 7 From Dock to Doctor Chapter 8 Goody Two Shoes Meets the Bad Girls Chapter 9 'Hearing Voices, Bearing Witness': Reflections on Critical Analysis in Criminology Chapter 10 Confessions of a Drive-by Intellectual Chapter 11 Hither and Thigher No More: Reflections of a Retiring, but not Shy, Professor