Popular Culture, Crime, and Social Control, edited by Mathieu Deflem (Emerald, 2010)

Mathieu Deflem, editor
www.mathieudeflem.net

Published in the series, Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Volume 14.

Bingley, UK, Emerald Group Publishing, 2010.

ISBN: 9781849507325



SYNOPSIS

This volume contains contributions on the theme of popular culture, crime, and social control. The chapters in this volume tease out various criminologically relevant issues, pertaining to crime/deviance and/or the control thereof, on the basis of an analysis of various aspects and manifestations of popular culture, including music, movies, television, paintings, sculptures, photographs, cartoons, and the internet-based audio-visual materials that are presently available. Thematically diverse within the province of criminology, the chapters in this book are not restricted in terms of theoretical approach and methodological orientation. Using a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives, the volume is diverse in addressing dimensions of popular culture in relation to important criminological questions.

This volume appears as Volume 14 in the series, "Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance."



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: The Criminology of Popular Culture [online copy]
             Mathieu Deflem

PART I: CRIME AND SOCIAL CONTROL IN THE VISUAL ARTS

Reefer Madness and Beyond
             Susan Boyd

The Dark Knight: Constructing Images of Good vs. Evil in an Age of Anxiety
             Nickie D. Phillips

Superhero Justice: The Depiction of Crime and Justice in Modern-Age Comic Books and Graphic Novels
             Bradford W. Reyns and Billy Henson

Televised Images of Jail: Lessons in Controlling the Unruly
             Dawn K. Cecil

PART II: RESISTANCE, CRIME, AND PROTEST IN MUSIC

“I Broke the Law? No, the Law Broke Me!” Palestinian Hip-Hop and the Semiotics of Occupation
             Judah Schept

Rap Music’s Violent and Misogynistic Effects: Fact or Fiction?
             Charis E. Kubrin and Ronald Weitzer

Crime Resistance and Song: Black Musicianship Is Black Criminology
             Viviane Saleh-Hanna

The Different Sounds of American Protest: From Freedom Songs to Punk Music
             Ellen C. Leichtman

PART III: CRIME AND JUSTICE IN NON-FICTION

Evil Monsters and Cunning Perverts: Representing and Regulating the Dangerous Paedophile
             Anneke Meyer

Framing the Scene: Presentations of Forensic Programming in the News
             Gregory Justis and Steven Chermak

Beach Crime in Popular Culture: Confining the Carnivalesque in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
             Stephanie C. Kane

Here Be Dragons: Lombroso, the Gothic, and Social Control
             Nicole Rafter and Per Ystehede



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See also other volumes in the series Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance.