Criminology, Deviance, and the Silver Screen

Criminology, Deviance, and the Silver Screen

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The Fictional Reality and the Criminological Imagination

Springer Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 249 Seiten, Format: 14x21,6x1,4 cm, Artikeltyp: Englisches Buch, ISBN-10: 1349378860, EAN: 9781349378869, Bestell-Nr: 34937886UA


This text argues for the usefulness of fictional realities for criminological theorizing and analysis. It illustrates that a creative and critical social scientific practice requires craft norms rather than commercial norms that threaten to completely colonize higher education.


Introductory Remarks - Films, Themes, and Premises Theory, Theorizing, and Fictional Realities The Criminological Imagination Pathology, Power, and Medicalization in K-PAX and Happiness Moral Transcendence and Symbolic Interaction in Falling Down Subculture, Control, and American History X Power Crime and the Culture of Enterprise in American Psycho and Thank You for Smoking Bio-politics and Stigma Management in GATTACA


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