Transgressive Imaginations: Crime, Deviance and Culture

Hardcover | June 19, 2012

byMaggie O'neill, Lizzie Seal

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Taking the notion of transgression – the breaking of boundaries – as its starting point, this book brings a fresh approach to cultural criminology by exploring representations of the transgressive in fictive texts and ethnographic research. Chapters focus on topics of urgent contemporary interest, including school shooters, violent female avengers, sex workers, those labelled 'mad', serial killers, asylum seekers and skid row residents. The book is interdisciplinary in scope, blending insights from film and media studies, literary criticism and psycho-social analysis with cultural criminology. It also presents cutting edge, participatory arts-based ethnography carried out in the UK and Canada.

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Taking the notion of transgression – the breaking of boundaries – as its starting point, this book brings a fresh approach to cultural criminology by exploring representations of the transgressive in fictive texts and ethnographic research. Chapters focus on topics of urgent contemporary interest, including school shooters, violent fem...

MAGGIE O'NEILL Reader in Criminology at Durham University, UK. Her previous publications include Sex Work Now (co-edited with R. Campbell), Prostitution and Feminism, Prostitution: A Reader (co-edited with R. Matthews), Asylum, Migration and Community and Adorno, Culture and Feminism.LIZZIE SEALLecturer in Criminology at Durham Univer...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 8.93 × 5.66 × 0.74 inPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230577849

ISBN - 13:9780230577848

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Transgressive Imaginations: Crime, Deviance and Culture
Children as Victims and Villains: The School Shooter
Violent Female Avengers in Popular Culture
Transgressing Sex Work: Ethnography, Film and Fiction
Madness and Liminality: Psychosocialand Fictive Images
Serial Killers and the Ethics of Representation
Outlaws, Borders and Folk Devils
Crime, Poverty and Resistance on Skid Row
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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"[This book] clearly locates itself within the field of cultural criminology and makes a distinctive and fresh contribution to the field. Given the authors' trans-disciplinary approach, researchers and students of working in gender, media and film studies will also find a host of important insights here." - British Journal of Criminology