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Author Hall, Steve.

Title Criminal Identities Consumer Culture : Crime, Exclusion and the New Culture of Narcissm
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (265 pages)
Contents Cover; Criminal Identities and Consumer Culture; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. Introduction: the return to motivation; Chapter 2. Life on the precipice: economic change and acute marginalisation; Chapter 3. Consumption and identification: some insights into desires and motivations; Chapter 4. Criminal biographies: two case studies; Chapter 5. Consumerism and the counterculture; Chapter 6. Critical reflections on the intellectual roots of post-war criminological theory
Chapter 7. Myths of exclusion and resistance: a critique of some current thinking on crime and cultureChapter 8. Consumerism, narcissism and the reorientation of the Western super-ego; Chapter 9. Conclusion: consumerism, crime and the pseudopacification process; Glossary of terms; References; Name index; Subject index
Summary This book offers the first in-depth investigation into the relationship between today's criminal identities and consumer culture. Using unique data taken from criminals locked in areas of permanent recession, the book aims to uncover feelings and attitudes towards a variety of criminal activities, investigating the incorporation of hearts and minds into consumer culture's surrogate social world and highlighting the relationship between the lived identities of active criminals and the socio-economic climate of instability and anxiety that permeates post-industrial Britain. This book will be of
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Form Electronic book
Author Ancrum, Craig.
Winlow, Simon.
ISBN 1843925869