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Exploring the Transgressive Imagination

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Transgressive Imaginations focuses upon the breaking of rules and taboos involved in ‘doing crime’, including violent crime, as represented in fictive texts and ethnographic research. Here transgression is understood not only as exceeding boundaries or limits (Jenks, 2003, p. 7) but as resistance, protest and escape. Particular emphasis is placed upon the spatial, temporal and sensory dimensions of ‘doing crime’, ‘deviance’ and ‘social control’ in an era of globalisation, as well as ‘the mediated construction of crime and crime control’ (Ferrell 1999, p. 395) and the portrayal of ‘heroes’ and ‘villains’ in different cultural forms.

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© 2012 Maggie O’Neill and Lizzie Seal

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O’Neill, M., Seal, L. (2012). Exploring the Transgressive Imagination. In: Transgressive Imaginations. Critical Criminological Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230369061_1

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