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Popular Culture, Crime and Social Control

Popular Culture, Crime and Social Control

by Mathieu Deflem


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ISBN-13: 9781849507325
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 04/19/2010
Series: Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance , #14
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Introduction: The criminology of popular culture.

Reefer Madness and beyond.

The Dark Knight: Constructing Images of Good vs. Evil in an Age of Anxiety.

Superhero justice: The depiction of crime and justice in modern-age comic books and graphic novels.

Televised images of jail: Lessons in controlling the unruly.

“I broke the law? No, the law broke me!” Palestinian hip-hop and the semiotics of occupation.

Rap music's violent and misogynistic effects: Fact or fiction?.

Crime, resistance and song: Black musicianship's black criminology.

The different sounds of American protest: From freedom songs to punk rock.

Evil monsters and cunning perverts: Representing and regulating the dangerous paedophile.

Framing the scene: presentations of forensics programming in the news.

Beach crime in popular culture: Confining the carnivalesque in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.

Here be dragons: Lombroso, the gothic, and social control.


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