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Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture

International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Explores a diverse range of topics within the field of popular culture, including TV series, biker gangs, and racialization and islamophobia

  • Draws upon primary research

  • Appeals broadly to those interested in criminology, sociology of deviance, social anthropology, socio-legal studies, media studies, cultural studies, television studies, sports studies and linguistics

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture (PSCMC)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction: Crime and Deviance through the Lens of Popular Culture

    • Dimitris Akrivos, Alexandros K. Antoniou
    Pages 1-9
  3. The Twenty-First-Century Fictional Detective

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
  4. True Crime and the Quest for Justice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 175-175
  5. Racialisation, Islamophobia and Popular Culture

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 287-287
    2. Conclusion: Popular Criminology Revisited

      • Dimitris Akrivos, Alexandros K. Antoniou
      Pages 335-338

About this book

This book explores the links between crime, deviance and popular culture in our highly-mediatised era, offering an insight into the cultural processes through which particular practices acquire a criminal or deviant status, and come to be seen as social problems. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, the edited collection brings together international scholars across various areas of specialisation to provide an up-to-date analysis of some important and topical issues in 21st-century popular culture. The chapters look at different aspects of popular culture, including fictional detective narratives and the true crime genre, popular media constructions of sexual deviance and Islamophobia, sports, graffiti and outlaw biker subcultures. The authors examine a wide range of relevant case studies through a number of crime and deviance-related theories. Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture will be of importance to scholars and students across several disciplines, including criminology, sociology of deviance, social anthropology, media studies, cultural studies, television studies and linguistics.

 

Keywords

  • crime and media
  • deviant leisure
  • media studies
  • sociology of deviance
  • detective
  • Sherlock
  • surveillance
  • outlaw
  • gangs
  • graffiti
  • wrongful conviction
  • terrorist
  • harm
  • advertising
  • cultural studies
  • television studies
  • social anthropology

Reviews

“Akrivos and Antoniou’s edited volume adopts a multidisciplinary approach that offers a snapshot of the dynamic, ever-evolving landscape of popular media and representations of deviance and crime in the twenty-first century. The collection of media chosen by the book’s contributors is admirably broad.” (Ashley Pearson, Ksenia Gałuskina and Thomas Giddens, International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, Vol. 32 (2), June, 2019)

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Law, Criminal Justice & Computing, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK

    Dimitris Akrivos

  • School of Law, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

    Alexandros K. Antoniou

About the editors

Dimitris Akrivos is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing of Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

Alexandros K. Antoniou is Lecturer in Media Law at the School of Law, University of Essex, UK.


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USD 139.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-04912-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)