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Badfellas : crime, tradition and new masculinities

Author: Simon Winlow
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2001.
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Uncovers a world where male identity is expressed each day through physical strength and power. Focusing on professional criminals and violent men, the author shows how workshop camaraderie, hard physical work and criminal reputations allow for changing masculinities.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Winlow, Simon.
Badfellas.
Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2001
(OCoLC)46433415
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winlow
ISBN: 0585448221 9780585448220 9781845209551 1845209559
OCLC Number: 52315525
Description: 1 online resource (x, 192 pages)
Contents: Introduction : Background ; Globalization, Locality and Dialectical Dynamics ; Background Discussion ; Cultural Inheritance in Context ; Research Methods: Description and Discussion ; This Study --
History, Modernity and Masculinities : A Short History of Sunderland and the Surrounding Area ; History ; The War Years ; The Industrial Post-war Period in Brief ; Working-class Masculinity in Sunderland in the Modern Industrial Age ; Masculinities, Crime and Working-class Culture in the Modern Era ; Violence, Opportunity and 'Hard' men in the Modern Era ; The Cultural Millionaire ; Donnie: An Example of Tentative Adaptation ; Donnie's Legacy --
And Then the World Changed ... : Social Change and Changing Gender Roles in the Contemporary North East ; Michael and Charlie ; Earning and Burning Money ; Michael Revisited ; Artie the One-man Party ; Artie Revisited --
Bouncing as a Contemporary Urban Career: Post-modernity, De-industrialization, Masculinity and Cultural Adaptation : Introduction ; Why Bouncers? ; Background: Bouncers as Literal Gatekeepers ; Contemporary Bouncers: Brief Hows and Whys ; Jimmy: Intimation as a Marketable Asset ; Jimmy Revisited ; Mark: Illegitimate Markets and Cultural Authority ; Mark Revisited ; A Note on the Importance of Location ; Slick's ; Meet the Boys ; Naked Women and Plenty of Claret ; 'Some Gangster Shit' ; Comment and Discussion ; Getting the Phone Call --
Summary and Conclusion : Summary ; The Global, Local and Glocal ; Simulation and Glocality ; The Future ; Hitting People.
Responsibility: Simon Winlow.

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