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Anti-Social Behaviour in Britain

Victorian and Contemporary Perspectives

Authors: Pickard, Sarah

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This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection examines diverse forms of anti-social behaviour in Victorian and contemporary Britain, providing a unique comparison of the methods which have been employed by governments to control it.

About the authors

Constance Bantman, University of Surrey, UK Aurélie Baudry, Researcher, France Anne Beauvallet, Toulouse-Le Mirail University, France Emma Bell, Université de Savoie, France Shane Blackman, Canterbury Christchurch University, UK Sue Bond-Taylor, University of Lincoln, UK Colin Clark, University of the West of Scotland, UK Neil Davie, Lyons Lumière University, France John Flint, University of Sheffield, UK Sinéad Gormally, University of Hull, UK Jamie Harding, Northumbria University, UK Trevor Harris, University of Tours, France Adele Irving, Northumbria University, UK Mark James, Northumbria University School of Law, UK Craig Johnstone, University of Brighton, UK Didier Lassalle, University of Paris-Est-Créteil, France Andrew Millie, Edge Hill University, UK Christian Morgner, University of Leicester, UK John Mullen, University of Paris-Est-Creteil, France David Nash, Oxford Brookes University, UK Geoff Pearson, University of Liverpool Management School, UK Ryan Powell, Sheffield Hallam University, UK Emmanuel Roudaut, Institut d'Études Politiques, France Peter Squires, University of Brighton, UK Deborah Talbot, Open University, UK Becky Taylor, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK Stuart Waiton, Abertay University, UK Andy Wilson, Nottingham Trent University, UK An Vleugels, Birkbeck College, London, UK

Reviews

"This is a gem of a book. It is an impressive collection of essays that successfully problematizes and historicizes anti-social behaviour. Moreover, it is a truly interdisciplinary endeavour - and it is all the stronger as a result. It is theoretically-informed, packed full of fascinating case studies and has much to offer historians, criminologists, and sociologists, not to mention those working in the fields of police studies, politics and social policy. It casts fresh light on the history of anti-social behaviour in the Victorian era as well as underlining the complex nature of the phenomenon as it manifests itself at the start of the twenty-first century." - Andy Croll, University of South Wales, UK

"The meanings attributed to the contested term 'anti-social behaviour', the governance and regulation of the phenomenontogether with its derivation and aetiology, are questions that invoke lively debates. By historically situating such debates and by tracing the contextual continuities and changes that frame understandings of, and responses to,'anti-social behaviour', Pickard's edited volume makes a major scholarly contribution." - Professor Barry Goldson, Charles Booth Chair of Social Science, University of Liverpool, UK

"This is a comprehensive exploration of conduct attracting censure and a variety of controls in Victorian and contemporary Britain. The parallels and differences between the two eras are well drawn. This is the most complete survey of perceptions of anti-social behaviour and action to curb it now available, filling in detail gaps in previous overviews. In each era marginal groups are targeted and a wide range of behaviours are seen as 'anti-social'." - Elizabeth Burney, University of Cambridge, UK

"One of the major contributions of the book is that it provides critical insight into the continuities and discontinuities between the Victorian and contemporary eras. This includes the subjectivity of 'anti-social behaviour' and the shifting boundaries of (in)tolerance in which it is framed... A strength of the collection is its multi-disciplinary approach to the subject matter.

There are contributions from disciplines including sociology, criminology, history and politics. This provides a rich multi-dimensional perspective on both the contemporary and Victorian approaches to 'anti-social behaviour'... Overall, this book makes a significant contribution to knowledge and should be of interest to scholars from a broad range of disciplines" - Criminology & Criminal Justice 15(4)

"Anti-Social Behaviour in Britain is a very welcome addition to the literature, not just in the field of criminological studies in this area, but also to the growing library of books on historical aspects of crime and deviance... Sarah Pickard has innovatively composed an excellent collection of essays into this edited volume which details a variety of behaviours from incivility to riot and the vast spectrum of different conducts between them (which also includes offences and behaviours related to blasphemy, truancy, football hooliganism, public protest, homelessness, nomadism, and alcohol and illicit drug use)." - Law, Crime and History 2

"Comparisons between different time periods are frequently called for, but often fail when actually attempted. This book is an example of how such a comparative endeavour can succeed. It combines detailed scholarship on specific cases, showing how social history and sociology enlighten each other with contemporary questions, and, together with the bibliography, provides an excellent starting point for any further historical work on deviance and marginality." - International Review of Social History 60(2)


Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • A Less than Polite People? Incivility, Ruffianism and Anti-Social Behaviour in Urban England, 1830–1900

    Davie, Neil

    Pages 3-17

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  • Anti-social City: Science and Crime in late Victorian Britain

    Harris, Trevor

    Pages 18-29

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  • Greater Expectations: Intolerance and Control of Public Space Anti-social Behaviour in the Nineteenth and Twenty-first Centuries

    Johnstone, Craig

    Pages 30-41

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  • Anti-social Behaviour and ‘Civilizing’ Regulation in the British City: Comparing Victorian and Contemporary Eras

    Flint, John (et al.)

    Pages 42-52

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  • From Scurrilous Periodical to the Public Platform. Policing Blasphemers and Anti-social Behaviour: Constructing the Public Peace Then and Now

    Nash, David

    Pages 53-64

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eBook 79,99 €
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Hardcover 105,49 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anti-Social Behaviour in Britain
Book Subtitle
Victorian and Contemporary Perspectives
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39931-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137399311
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39930-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48572-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 375
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