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Making Trouble : Cultural Constraints of Crime, Deviance, and Control - Prof. Jeff Ferrell

Making Trouble

Cultural Constraints of Crime, Deviance, and Control

Paperback Published: 2nd May 1999
ISBN: 9780202306186
Number Of Pages: 390

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In "Making Trouble" leading scholars in criminology, sociology, criminal justice, women's studies and social history explore the mediated cultural dynamics that construct images and understanding of crime, deviance and control. Contributors examine the intertwined practices of the mass media, criminal justice agencies, political power holders, and criminal and deviant subcultures themselves in producing and consuming contested representations of legality and illegality. In this light, contributors investigate a remarkable range of contemporary controversies, from drug dealing and drug wars, urban "predators", domestic violence and violent girls to immigrant "yardies", punk uprisings, freight train graffiti, terrorism, and anti-abortion violence. Yet while the collection provides broad analysis of contemporary topics, it at the same time weaves this analysis around a set of innovative and unifying themes. These include the emergence of "situated media" within and between the various subcultures of crime, deviance and control; the evolution of policing and social control as complex webs of mediated and symbolic meaning; the role of power, identity and difference in framing contemporary crime controversies, with special attention paid to the gendered construction of crime, deviance, and control; and the importance of historical and cross-cultural dynamics in shaping understandings of crime, deviance and control.

-Making Trouble is the latest in a series of collections on cultural criminology compiled by Northern Arizona University criminal justice professor Jeff Ferrell and various co-editors (in this case Neil Websdale). Ferrell, one of criminology's brightest Young Turks, is the leading exponent of cultural criminology. Making Trouble is overall a smart, fresh and insightful collection, Ferrell and company's best effort yet in their ongoing attempt to develop a cultural criminology that captures the excitement and turmoil of a postmodern age.-

--Michael Petrunik, Canadian Journal of Sociology Online "Making Trouble is the latest in a series of collections on cultural criminology compiled by Northern Arizona University criminal justice professor Jeff Ferrell and various co-editors (in this case Neil Websdale). Ferrell, one of criminology's brightest Young Turks, is the leading exponent of cultural criminology. Making Trouble is overall a smart, fresh and insightful collection, Ferrell and company's best effort yet in their ongoing attempt to develop a cultural criminology that captures the excitement and turmoil of a postmodern age."

--Michael Petrunik, Canadian Journal of Sociology Online ""Making Trouble" is the latest in a series of collections on cultural criminology compiled by Northern Arizona University criminal justice professor Jeff Ferrell and various co-editors (in this case Neil Websdale). Ferrell, one of criminology's brightest Young Turks, is the leading exponent of cultural criminology. "Making Trouble" is overall a smart, fresh and insightful collection, Ferrell and company's best effort yet in their ongoing attempt to develop a cultural criminology that captures the excitement and turmoil of a postmodern age."

--Michael Petrunik, "Canadian Journal of Sociology Online" ""Making Trouble" is the latest in a series of collections on cultural criminology compiled by Northern Arizona University criminal justice professor Jeff Ferrell and various co-editors (in this case Neil Websdale). Ferrell, one of criminology's brightest Young Turks, is the leading exponent of cultural criminology. "Making Trouble" is overall a smart, fresh and insightful collection, Ferrell and company's best effort yet in their ongoing attempt to develop a cultural criminology that captures the excitement and turmoil of a postmodern age."

--Michael Petrunik, "Canadian Journal of Sociology Online"

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction
Materials for Making Troublep. 3
Constructions of History and Myth
The Elders Were Our Textbooks: The Importance of Traditional Stories in Social Controlp. 25
The Historical Roots of Tabloid TV Crimep. 47
Dominant Ideology and Drugs in the Mediap. 73
Constructions of Gender and Crime
Predators: The Social Construction of "Stranger-Danger" in Washington State as a Form of Patriarchal Ideologyp. 91
Media Misogyny: Demonizing "Violent" Girls and Womenp. 115
"The War Against Women": Media Representations of Men's Violence Against Women in Australiap. 141
Detecting Masculinityp. 157
Constructions of Subculture and Crime
Wild Life: Constructions and Representations of Yardiesp. 179
Punky in the Middle: Cultural Constructions of the 1996 Montreal Summer Uprisings (A Comedy in Four Acts)p. 203
Freight Train Graffiti: Subculture, Media, Dislocationp. 231
Constructions of Policing and Control
Reflections: The Visual as a Mode of Social Controlp. 255
Police Homicide Files as Situated Media Substrates: An Exploratory Essayp. 277
Constructions of Crime and Terrorism
Jihad as Terrorism: The Western Media and the Defamation of the Qu'ranp. 303
Fighting Terrorism As If Women Mattered: Anti-Abortion Violence as Unconstructed Terrorismp. 319
Conclusions and Prospects
Taking the Trouble: Concluding Remarks and Future Directionsp. 349
Biographical Sketches of the Contributorsp. 365
Indexp. 369
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ISBN: 9780202306186
ISBN-10: 0202306186
Series: Social Problems and Social Issues
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 2nd May 1999
Publisher: ALDINE PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.42  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.5