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Cultural Criminology and the Carnival of Crime - Mike Presdee

Cultural Criminology and the Carnival of Crime

Paperback Published: 9th November 2000
ISBN: 9780415239103
Number Of Pages: 192

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"Cultural Criminology and the Carnival of Crime" attempts to make sense of the current increase in violence, cruelty, hate and humiliation, which has come to permeate daily life.
The text argues that an overly organized economic world has provoked a widespread desire for extreme, oppositional forms of popular and personal pleasure. This desire has resulted in a cathartic 'second life' of illicit pleasures often deemed criminal by those in power. Amongst the exciting issues Mike Presdee addresses are:
*joyriding
*street crime
*antisocial behavior in private via the internet
*hate, hurt and humiliation in popular culture
*the popularization and criminalization of sadomasochism and dance music cultures.

Apologiesp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Analysisp. 13
Cultural criminologyp. 15
From carnival to the carnival of crimep. 31
Commodification, consumption and crimep. 57
Contextp. 67
Hurt, humiliation and crime as popular pleasurep. 69
The criminalisation of consent: the case of SandMp. 87
Rap and rave and the criminalisation of youthp. 107
The carnival and the performing of crime: young people, knives and other weaponsp. 133
Senseless acts: the harbouring and harvesting of hatep. 151
Referencesp. 165
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9780415239103
ISBN-10: 0415239109
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 9th November 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

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