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Justifiable conduct : self-vindication in memoir

Author: Erich Goode
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2013.
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How memoirs justify deviant behavior from crime to sex to politics

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Goode, Erich.
Justifiable conduct
(DLC) 2012041438
(OCoLC)815757792
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Goode
ISBN: 9781439910276 1439910278 1299605109 9781299605107
OCLC Number: 842875114
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Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgments1 Introduction Charles Van Doren, "Herb Stempel Was the First to Agree to the Fix" Jim Bouton, "If We Explain We're Shooting Beaver, They'll Understand" The Transgressive I, the Exculpatory Account2 Autobiography and Memoir Memoir and Autobiography The Memoir Explosion Literal Facticity: Does It Matter? James Frey, "I Honestly Have No Idea"3 Autonarrating Transgression The "I" and the "Me" Vocabularies of Motive Is to Explain to Condone? The Presentation of Self Accounts Techniques of Neutralization: Theory or Concept? To Whom Are Self-Exculpations Addressed? In Sum: Neutralizing Deviance4 Criminal Behavior Joe Bonanno, "This Is How I Earned My Living" Edward Bunker, "What Else Could I Do?" Jack Henry Abbott, "If You Behave like a Man, You Are Doomed" Jordan Belfort, "$12.5 Million! In Three Minutes!" Accounting for Crime 5 Substance Abuse Pete Hamill, "This Is What Men Do" Susan Cheever, "Drinking Was Part of Our Heritage" Steve Geng, "I Was Romanticizing Lives of Crime" William Cope Moyers, "I Was Doomed to Fail No Matter How Hard I Tried" Accounting for Substance Abuse6 Sexual Transgressions Roman Polanski, "Everyone Wants to Fuck Young Girls" Kerry Cohen, "My Parade of Boys Continues" Melissa Febos, "I Took Aim and Flicked the Whip toward Him" Kirk Read, "I Wanted to Be Shirley Temple" Accounting for Sexual Transgressions7 Political Deviance Elia Kazan, "I Was Notorious, an Informant, a Squealer, a Rat" Norman Podhoretz, "The Theory Circulated That I Had Gone Mad" Malcolm X, "I Never Have Felt That I Would Live to Become an Old Man" Cathy Wilkerson, "The Intention Was Not to Cause Carnage but Chaos" Accounting for Political Transgressions 8 Accounting for Deviance How They Account for Themselves Searching for Common Threads Looking BackReferenceIndex
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