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Transgressive Imaginations

Crime, Deviance and Culture

Palgrave Macmillan

Part of the book series: Critical Criminological Perspectives (CCRP)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Exploring the Transgressive Imagination

    • Maggie O’Neill, Lizzie Seal
    Pages 1-19
  3. Children as Victims and Villains: The School Shooter

    • Maggie O’Neill, Lizzie Seal
    Pages 20-41
  4. Violent Female Avengers in Popular Culture

    • Maggie O’Neill, Lizzie Seal
    Pages 42-63
  5. Transgressing Sex Work: Ethnography, Film and Fiction

    • Maggie O’Neill, Lizzie Seal
    Pages 64-82
  6. Madness and Liminality: Psychosocial and Fictive Images

    • Maggie O’Neill, Lizzie Seal
    Pages 83-99
  7. Serial Killers and the Ethics of Representation

    • Maggie O’Neill, Lizzie Seal
    Pages 100-118
  8. Outlaws, Borders and Folk Devils

    • Maggie O’Neill, Lizzie Seal
    Pages 119-137
  9. Crime, Poverty and Resistance on Skid Row

    • Maggie O’Neill, Lizzie Seal
    Pages 138-154
  10. Postscript

    • Maggie O’Neill, Lizzie Seal
    Pages 155-159
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 160-187

About this book

This book focuses upon the breaking of rules and taboos involved in 'doing crime', including violent crime as represented in fictive texts and ethnographic research. It includes chapters on topics of urgent contemporary interest such as asylum seekers, sex work, serial killers, school shooters, crimes of poverty and understandings of 'madness'.

Keywords

  • children
  • crime
  • ethics
  • film
  • Nation
  • poverty
  • Sex

Reviews

"[This book] clearly locates itself within the field of cultural criminology and makes a distinctive and fresh contribution to the field. Given the authors' trans-disciplinary approach, researchers and students of working in gender, media and film studies will also find a host of important insights here." - British Journal of Criminology

Authors and Affiliations

  • Durham University, UK

    Maggie O’Neill, Lizzie Seal

About the authors

MAGGIE O'NEILL Reader in Criminology at Durham University, UK. Her previous publications include Sex Work Now (co-edited with R. Campbell), Prostitution and Feminism, Prostitution: A Reader (co-edited with R. Matthews), Asylum, Migration and Community and Adorno, Culture and Feminism.
LIZZIE SEAL Lecturer in Criminology at Durham University, UK.Her previous publications include Women, Murder and Femininity: Gender Representations of Women Who Kill. She is currently researching public responses to the death penalty in England and Wales.

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eBook USD 74.99
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  • ISBN: 978-0-230-36906-1
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 95.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)