Criminology, Deviance, and the Silver Screen: The Fictional Reality and the Criminological Imagination by J. FrauleyCriminology, Deviance, and the Silver Screen: The Fictional Reality and the Criminological Imagination by J. Frauley

Criminology, Deviance, and the Silver Screen: The Fictional Reality and the Criminological…

byJ. Frauley

Hardcover | January 19, 2011

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Works of fiction offer complex and layered social realities that can be deconstructed and creatively theorized through the analytic languages of criminology and sociology. Frauley argues for the usefulness of fictional realities for criminological theorizing and analysis and argues for a “craft-enterprise” approach to theoretic practice. In developing this argument he outlines the conceptual system, methodology, and social ontology of the "criminological imagination". This provides the basis for investigating some major concepts of prominent and influential theoretical frameworks, resulting in several original interpretations of cinematic narratives. In addition to illustrating theoretic analysis, Frauley provides for the bridging of theory and application and offers an innovative and interesting context in which to engage readers in the exploration of criminological theory and theorizing.
Jon Frauley is Assistant Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, Canada, where he teaches criminological and social theory as well as methodology. He holds a MA in Legal Studies and completed his PhD in Sociology at Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada. He is primarily interested in social theory, cultural criminology,...
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Title:Criminology, Deviance, and the Silver Screen: The Fictional Reality and the Criminological…Format:HardcoverDimensions:262 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:January 19, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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Remarks on Conceptualizing, Analytical Languages, and the Disciplined Imagination * Criminology and the Fictional Social Reality * The Criminological Imagination * Moral Transcendence and Symbolic Interaction in Falling Down * Subculture and American History X * Pathology, Power, and Medicalization in K-PAX * Biopolitics and the Governance of Genetic Capital in GATTACA