Crime in Literature: Sociology of Deviance and Fiction (Hardback)

Vincent Ryan Ruggiero

Edité par Verso Books, 2003
ISBN 10: 1859845703 / ISBN 13: 9781859845707
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Crime in Literature addresses the issues of crime and crime control through the reading of several classical literary works. It is not a work of literary criticism, but a book written by a sociologist who reads fiction sociologically. Vincent Ruggiero s wide-ranging study takes in several authors, including Hugo, Dostoevsky, Camus, Cervantes, Mann and Zola, and addresses themes such as organized crime, the links between crime and drugs, political and administrative corruption, concepts of deviancy, and the criminal justice process. Ruggiero recounts Alessandro Manzoni s La colonna infame, drawing provocative parallels between the way the authorities in Milan dealt with the devastating plague of 1630 and the ways in which contemporary law incessantly seeks new plague spreaders in order to legitimize its own operations. Accessible to the general reader, Crime in Literature offers an original and thought-provoking survey that will be of interest to sociologists and criminologists as well as cultural and literary theorists. N° de réf. du libraire

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Synopsis : Crime in Literature addresses the issues of crime and crime control through the reading of several classical literary works. It is not a work of literary criticism, but a book written by a sociologist who reads fiction sociologically. Vincent Ruggiero's wide-ranging study takes in several authors, including Hugo, Dostoevsky, Camus, Cervantes, Mann and Zola, and addresses themes such as organized crime, the links between crime and drugs, political and administrative corruption, concepts of deviancy, and the criminal justice process. Ruggiero recounts Alessandro Manzoni's La colonna infame, drawing provocative parallels between the way the authorities in Milan dealt with the devastating plague of 1630 and the ways in which contemporary law incessantly seeks new "plague spreaders" in order to legitimize its own operations. Accessible to the general reader, Crime in Literature offers an original and thought-provoking survey that will be of interest to sociologists and criminologists as well as cultural and literary theorists.

Critique: "This well-informed study of history, politics and literature... makes an eloquent, powerful and timely book. Jonathan Ree

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Titre : Crime in Literature: Sociology of Deviance ...
Éditeur : Verso Books
Date d'édition : 2003
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New

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ISBN 10 : 1859845703 ISBN 13 : 9781859845707
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Description du livre Verso, London, 2003. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book in black boards is strong, tight and unmarked. Just hints of wear to corners, edges and spine, faint remnants of sticker on lower front cover. Discusses, among others, Dostoevsky, Camus, Melville, Baudelaire, Baldwin, Wright. N° de réf. du libraire 000574

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