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Author Frauley, Jon, 1972-

Title Criminology, deviance, and the silver screen : the fictional reality and the criminological imagination / Jon Frauley

Publ Info New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Edition First edition
 PC  PN1995.9.C66 F73 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PN1995.9.C66 F73 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  PN1995.9.C66 F73 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-243) and index
Contents Remarks on conceptualizing, analytic languages, and the disciplined imagination -- Criminology and the fictional social reality -- The criminological imagination -- Moral transcendence and symbolic interaction in Falling Down -- Subculture and American History X -- Pathology, power, and medicalization in K-PAX -- Biopolitics and the governance of genetic capital in GATTACA
Note "Works of fiction offer complex and layered social realities that can be deconstructed and creatively theorized through the analytic frameworks provided by criminology and sociology. This text argues for the usefulness of fictional realities for criminological theorizing and analysis. It illustrates that a creative and critical social scientific practice requires craft norms rather than the commercial norms that threaten to completely colonize higher education. It also illustrates that pedagogical enquiry is relevant and important for criminology. Frauley highlights major concepts of prominent and influential theoretical frameworks and explicates through their systematic application to the fictional social realities provided by a selection of films. In addition to exploring theoretical analysis and clarifying concepts, he offers several original interpretations, descriptions, and explanations of cinematic narratives. He bridges theory and application and provides an innovative and interesting context in which to engage readers in the exploration of criminological theory and theorizing"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Crime films -- United States
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) in motion pictures
Reality in art
Criminology -- United States
ISBN 9780230615168 (hardback)
0230615163 (hardback)