Celebrity Culture and Crime: The Joy of Transgression

Hardcover | February 15, 2010

EditorRuth Penfold-Mounce

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In the 21st century celebrities and celebrity culture thrives. This book tackles the much noted but little analyzed realtionship between celebrity and crime. Criminals who become celebrities and celebrities who become criminals are examined in relation to Adorno and Horkheimer's culture industry.

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In the 21st century celebrities and celebrity culture thrives. This book tackles the much noted but little analyzed realtionship between celebrity and crime. Criminals who become celebrities and celebrities who become criminals are examined in relation to Adorno and Horkheimer's culture industry.

RUTH PENFOLD-MOUNCE is Lecturer in Criminology, University of York, UK.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:February 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230224687

ISBN - 13:9780230224681

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Introduction: Cultural Criminology and the Joy of Transgression *  Celebrating Criminality and Cultural Criminology *  Culture Industry and Foucauldian Governmentality *  Resonance and Celebrated Criminality * Celebrated Criminality and Governance *  The Undermining of Celebrated Criminality * The Evolution of Celebrated Criminality * Bibliography