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Celebrity culture and crime : the joy of transgression

Author: Ruth Penfold-Mounce
Publisher: Basingstoke, England ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Series: Cultural criminology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 21st century celebrities and celebrity culture thrives. This book tackles the much noted but little analyzed realtionship between celebrity and crime. Criminals who become celebrities and celebrities who become criminals are examined in relation to Adorno and Horkheimer's culture industry"--Provided by publisher.
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Penfold-Mounce, Ruth, 1979-
Celebrity culture and crime.
Basingstoke, England ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(OCoLC)761485568
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Penfold-Mounce
ISBN: 9780230224681 0230224687 9780230248304 0230248306
OCLC Number: 318873110
Description: viii, 196 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Cultural criminology and the joy of transgression --
Celebrity, fame and culture --
The culture industry and Foucauldian governmentality --
Resonance and celebrated criminality --
Celebrated criminality and governance --
The undermining of celebrated criminality --
The evolution of celebrated criminality --
Conclusion : Celebrating crime in a celebrity culture.
Series Title: Cultural criminology.
Responsibility: Ruth Penfold-Mounce.
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