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Critical Criminological Perspectives

Zemiology

Reconnecting Crime and Social Harm

Editors: Boukli, Avi, Kotzé, Justin (Eds.)

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  • Enhances and develops the critical, harms-based approach within criminology
  • Analyses structural change and its social consequences to bring zemiology into dialogue with contemporary debates about capitalism
  • Brings together international scholars from around the globe to cover a wide range of harms-based crimes
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About this book

This book challenges the given dichotomies between crime and harm, and criminology and zemiology. The main aim of the volume is to highlight the inexorable interconnectedness between systemically induced social harm and the corrosive flows of everyday crime both perpetrated and endured by those victimised by the capitalist system and its hegemonic vicissitudes. Drawing attention not only to various structurally imbedded harms, the chapters also outline the wider consequences of such harms, as they extend beyond immediate victims and contribute towards the further perpetuation of criminogenic and zemiogenic conditions. 

Comprising two parts, the first explores the relationship between crime and harm and criminology and zemiology, and the second explores the intersections of crime and harm through various lenses, including those trained on probation; global mobility; sexuality and gender; war and gendered violence; fashion counterfeiting; and the harms of the service economy. An exciting and wide-reaching volume written by world-renowned scholars, this collection is a must-read for students, academics, and policy makers in the fields of law, criminology, sociology, social policy, criminal justice, and social justice.

About the authors

Avi Boukli is Lecturer in Criminology at The Open University, UK.
Justin Kotzé is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Teesside University, UK.

Reviews

“This book nudges knowledge forward on the relationships between systemic, structural and interpersonal forms of crime and harm. From the scholarly but always heartfelt reflections in the early chapters, to the chapters taking the reader’s zemiological gaze in to war, murder, ‘extreme’ pornography, borders, fashion, rehabilitation and environmental harm-doing, this book takes suffering seriously.” (Pamela Davies, Professor of Criminology, Northumbria University, UK)

“This superb collection probes points of contact as well as tensions between zemiology and criminology, and between grasping complex patterns of harm and doing something about them.  Authors explore the wilful ignorances, silences and omissions that both generate specific contemporary harms and nurture their acceptance.  The book can help us better understand exactly what we are up to as critical criminologists in these times.” (Lois Presser, Professor of Sociology, University of Tennessee, USA)

“This book offers a refreshing new way of understanding the relationship between crime and social harm and between criminology and zemiology. Each chapter is thought provoking and timely. Much can be learned from reading this original anthology, and it is destined to stimulate meaningful debates within international critical criminological circles.” (Walter S. DeKeseredy is Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director of the Research Center on Violence, and Professor of Sociology)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Boukli, Avi (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • For Pragmatism and Politics: Crime, Social Harm and Zemiology

    Tombs, Steve

    Pages 11-31

  • Beyond ‘Criminology vs. Zemiology’: Reconciling Crime with Social Harm

    Copson, Lynne

    Pages 33-56

  • Harm: A Substitute for Crime or Central to It?

    Paoli, Letizia (et al.)

    Pages 57-84

  • Criminology or Zemiology? Yes, Please! On the Refusal of Choice Between False Alternatives

    Kotzé, Justin

    Pages 85-106

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76312-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 145,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76311-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Zemiology
Book Subtitle
Reconnecting Crime and Social Harm
Editors
  • Avi Boukli
  • Justin Kotzé
Series Title
Critical Criminological Perspectives
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76312-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76312-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76311-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 287
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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