Ghost criminology : the afterlife of crime and punishment / edited by Michael Fiddler, Theo Kindynis, and Travis Linnemann.

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Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : New York University Press, [2022]
Description
viii, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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"Bringing together prominent early contributions from this emergent perspective, the volume traces the origins, theory and methodology of a nascent ghost criminology. From the powers of exorcism and erasure marshaled by state agents, street-level struggles over memorialization and memory, to the lingering violence of crime scenes and the ghostly traces of outlaw artists, Ghost Criminology is a book attuned to that which is well-theorized in other disciplines-the spectral, hauntological, apparitional. Each of the writers assembled here shares, as Mark Fisher (2017) put it, a fascination for the outside, "that which lies beyond standard perception, cognition and experience." As such, this collection uses cutting-edge social and cultural theory to tangle with some of criminology's most stubborn revenants-the politics of criminalization, the commodification of crime and violence, the haunting power of the image, as well as the unheard and disregarded cries of the dead"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9781479885725 (hardcover)
  • 147988572X (hardcover)
  • 9781479842438 (paperback)
  • 1479842435 (paperback)
LCCN
2021011946
OCLC
1245961547
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