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Cultural Criminology

Celebrity Culture and Crime

The Joy of Transgression

Authors: Penfold-Mounce, R.

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About this book

In the 21st century celebrities and celebrity culture thrives. This book explores the much noted but little analyzed relationship between celebrity and crime. Criminals who become celebrities and celebrities who become criminals are examined, drawing on Foucault's theory of governance.

About the authors

RUTH PENFOLD-MOUNCE is Lecturer in Criminology, University of York, UK. Her research interests include celebrity in relation to gossip, crime, victimization, consumerism and medicine as well as criminological theory, fascination and spectacle.

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'By bringing the study of celebrity and criminality together and highlighting the many forms of interconnections between them, the book elucidates our often fractious engagement and fascination with both arenas...one can only hope that Penfold-Mounce's book will serve as a valuable prompt for further scholarship on this enormously rich topic.' - Crime, Media, Culture


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Cultural Criminology and the Joy of Transgression

    Penfold-Mounce, Ruth

    Pages 1-11

  • Celebrity, Fame and Culture

    Penfold-Mounce, Ruth

    Pages 12-37

  • The Culture Industry and Foucauldian Governmentality

    Penfold-Mounce, Ruth

    Pages 38-62

  • Resonance and Celebrated Criminality

    Penfold-Mounce, Ruth

    Pages 63-93

  • Celebrated Criminality and Governance

    Penfold-Mounce, Ruth

    Pages 94-113

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-22468-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Celebrity Culture and Crime
Book Subtitle
The Joy of Transgression
Authors
Series Title
Cultural Criminology
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24830-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230248304
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22468-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 196
Topics