Crime, Prisons and Viscous Culture: Adventures in by Finola Farrant

By Finola Farrant

This precise booklet explores criminalized identities and the assumption of 'viscous tradition' to supply new understandings of crime, punishment and justice. It indicates that viscous tradition encourages a few of us to turn into outlaws, monsters or shapeshifters who problem structures of domination and forces of keep an eye on.

Crime, Prisons and Viscous Culture interweaves analyses of pop culture with broad empirical study to discover either the glamorous and ugly nature of crime, keep watch over and containment. via encounters with a number of well known and mythological archetypes the ebook explores the limits of the criminological self-discipline. Criminology itself is gifted as fragmented, distorted and engaging, and the real transdisciplinary strength of criminology is highlighted. In doing so, this booklet should be of serious curiosity to students of criminology, cultural reports, pop culture and sociological theory.

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By Finola Farrant

This precise booklet explores criminalized identities and the assumption of 'viscous tradition' to supply new understandings of crime, punishment and justice. It indicates that viscous tradition encourages a few of us to turn into outlaws, monsters or shapeshifters who problem structures of domination and forces of keep an eye on.

Crime, Prisons and Viscous Culture interweaves analyses of pop culture with broad empirical study to discover either the glamorous and ugly nature of crime, keep watch over and containment. via encounters with a number of well known and mythological archetypes the ebook explores the limits of the criminological self-discipline. Criminology itself is gifted as fragmented, distorted and engaging, and the real transdisciplinary strength of criminology is highlighted. In doing so, this booklet should be of serious curiosity to students of criminology, cultural reports, pop culture and sociological theory.

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This relates to the interaction in which an individual’s personal agenda constantly shifts to accommodate other people’s feelings and needs. Recognizing the impact our behaviour might have on others is regarded as the way to reduce harm in society rather than through punishment. Marina Warner (1994) argues that myths serve a mimetic function, and that it is in the power of myths and mythology that the story of identity and belonging can be found. Mimesis is the imaginative reinterpretation that captures the essence of lives.

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