A Criminology Of Narrative Fiction

Author: Rafe McGregor

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781529208061

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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Drawing on complex narratives across film, TV, novels and graphic novels, this authoritative critical analysis demonstrates the value of fictional narratives as a tool for understanding, explaining and reducing crime and social harm. McGregor establishes an original theory of the criminological value of fiction.
Critical Criminology and Literary Criticism

Author: McGregor, Rafe

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781529219692

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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There is increasing pressure on the humanities to justify their value and on criminology to undertake interdisciplinary research. In this book, Rafe McGregor establishes a new interdisciplinary methodology, ‘criminological criticism’, harnessing the synergy between literary studies and critical criminology to produce genuine interventions in social reality. McGregor practices criminological criticism on George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, Prime Video’s ‘Carnival Row’ and J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’, demonstrating how these popular allegories provide insights into the harms of sexism, racism and class prejudice. This book proposes a model for collaboration between literary studies and critical criminology that is beneficial to the humanities, the social sciences and society.
Narrative Criminology

Author: Lois Presser

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479823413

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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"Foreword : Narrative criminology as the new mainstream / Shadd Maruna -- Introduction : What is the story? / Lois Presser and Sveinung Sandberg -- The rapist and the proper criminal : the exclusion of immoral others as narrative work on the self / Thomas Ugelvik -- In search of respectability : narrative practice in a women's prison in Quito, Ecuador / Jennifer Fleetwood -- Gendered narratives of self, addiction, and recovery among women methamphetamine users / Jody Miller, Kristin Carbone-Lopez, and Mikh V. Gunderman -- Moral habilitation and the new normal : sexual offender narratives of posttreatment community integration / Janice Victor and James B. Waldram -- "The race of pale men should increase and multiply" : religious narratives and Indian removal / Robert M. Keeton -- Meeting the Djinn : stories of drug use, bad trips, and addiction / Sveinung Sandberg and Sébastien Tutenges -- Telling moments : narrative hot spots in accounts of criminal acts / Patricia E. O'Connor -- The shifting narratives of violent offenders / Fiona Brookman -- Narrative criminology and cultural criminology : shared biographies, different lives? / Kester Aspden and Keith J. Hayward -- Narratives of tax evasion : the cultural legitimacy of harmful behavior / Carlo Tognato -- Conclusion : Where to now? / Lois Presser and Sveinung Sandberg."



ISBN: 9780520290181



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Author: Lois Presser

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520384934

Category: Power (Social sciences)

Page: 211

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"Harm takes shape in and through what is suppressed, left out, or taken for granted. This book is a guide to understanding and uncovering what is left unsaid--whether concealed or silenced, presupposed or excluded. Narrative criminologist Lois Presser outlines a strategy for determining what or who is excluded from textual materials, adding to the tool kits of social researchers and activists alike. Drawing on a variety of real-world examples, Unsaid provides a richly layered approach to analyzing and dismantling the power structures that both create and arise from what goes without saying"--
Gender and Criminality in Bangla Crime Narratives

Author: Shampa Roy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137515988

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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This book examines diverse literary writings in Bangla related to crime in late nineteenth and early twentieth century colonial Bengal, with a timely focus on gender. It analyses crime-centred fiction and non-fiction in the region to see how actual or imagined crimes related to women were shaped and fashioned into images and narratives for contemporary genteel readers. The writings have been examined within a social-historical context where gender was a fiercely contested terrain for publicly fought debates on law, sexual relations, reform, and identity as moulded by culture, class, and caste. Both canonized literary writings (like those of Bankim Chatterji) as well as non-canonical, popular writings (of writers who have not received sufficient critical attention) are scrutinised in order to examine how criminal offences featuring women (as both victims and offenders) have been narrated in early manifestations of the genre of crime writing in Bangla. An empowered and thought-provoking study, this book will be of special interest to scholars of criminology and social justice, literature, and gender.
Celebrity Culture and Crime

Author: Ruth Penfold-Mounce

Publisher: Cultural Criminology

ISBN: PSU:000067833344

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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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.
Television and the Drama of Crime

Author: Richard Sparks


ISBN: UOM:39015025185938

Category: Crime on television

Page: 214

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"Crime series are prime time viewing. They are significant in understanding the rhetorics of crime and law enforcement in our society. Richard Sparkes explores the relations between watching "cop shows" (like "Hill St Blues", "Miami Vice", "Bulman" and "The Sweeney") and the extent and intensity of public fear and alarm about crime. He examines the arguments about the effects of television violence; analyses the prevalence of certain predominant images and kinds of story, and their appeal to the audience; and relates them to the wider social and political agenda. He draws upon and successfully interweaves social theory, social psychology, cultural and media studies, narrative theory and criminology in providing an important account of the meanings of crime and law enforcement in contemporary culture."-- back cover.

Author: Patricia Leavy

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462550296

Category: Education

Page: 242

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From Patricia Leavy, a leader in arts-based research, this is the first comprehensive guide to what social fiction is and how to write it. In an engaging, personal tone, Leavy explores the unique contribution that creative writing--such as novels, series, and short stories--can make to addressing qualitative research questions. In-depth discussions of narrative models (such as the three-act structure) and elements (such as plot, metaphor, dialogue) are accompanied by excerpts from Leavy's published fiction, reflections on the writing process, and technical suggestions. The book offers evaluation criteria for social fiction as well as practical publishing advice. Instructive features include "tip bubbles" with additional writing hints, end-of-chapter "Skill-Building" and "Rethink Your Research" exercises, and an appendix with suggested readings.
French Crime Fiction

Author: Claire Gorrara


ISBN: UOM:39015080841722

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

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This book is one of the first English-language studies to chart the development of crime fiction in French from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. It analyses the distinctive features of a French-language tradition and introduces readers to a rich and varied body of work. Each chapter examines a specific period, movement or group of writers, as well as engaging with wider debates on the place of crime fiction within contemporary French and European culture. From early twentieth-century pioneers, such as Gaston Leroux and Maurice Leblanc, to the phenomenal success of Georges Simenon, from May 68 to the gender politics of crime fiction and postmodern reinventions, this collection approaches crime fiction in an interdisciplinary manner, alive to the innovative and often critically informed perspective it provides on French society and culture. The book also includes short extracts in English translation and an extensive bibliography of critical material for further reading. Such resources are aimed at encouraging the reader to gain a greater appreciation and understanding of this potent and formidable narrative of modern times.