Crime and the Imaginary of Disaster PDF ePub eBook

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Crime and the Imaginary of Disaster free pdf Visions of the apocalyptic breakdown of society are commonplace in contemporary culture, and are rife with images of crime, violence, disorder, vengeance and justice. Taking post-apocalyptic fictions as its focus, this book explores the 'imaginary of disaster' that is so readily apparent in popular culture. It argues that such representations offer important insights into the social and political fears, anxieties, conflicts and fantasies that coalesce around the issues of crime, law and punishment. Taking an innovative approach to the study of crime fictions - and drawing upon a range of inter-disciplinary scholarship spanning criminology, sociology, politics, theology, religion, history and film studies - the author offers a fresh look at just what our popular enthusiasm for stories of disaster can tell us about ourselves, and about our relationships to a rapidly-changing and seemingly chaotic social world.

About Professor Majid Yar

Majid Yar is Professor of Sociology at the University of Hull, UK. He has researched and written widely across the areas of crime and media, internet crime, and criminological and social theory. His recent publications include Cybercrime and Society, 2nd edition (2013), Crime, Deviance and Doping: Fallen Sports Stars, Autobiography and the Management of Stigma (2014), and The Cultural Imaginary of the Internet: Virtual Utopias and Dystopias (2014).

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Author : Professor Majid Yar
Publisher : Palgrave Pivot
Data Published : 05 May 2015
ISBN : 1137509066
EAN : 9781137509062
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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