skip to content
War on crime : bandits, G-men, and the politics of mass culture Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

War on crime : bandits, G-men, and the politics of mass culture

Author: Claire Bond Potter
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
War on Crime revises the history of the New Deal transformation and suggests a new model for political historyone which recognizes that cultural phenomena and the political realm produce, between them, an idea of "the state." The war on crime was fought with guns and pens, movies and legislation, radio and government hearings. All of these methods illuminate this period of state transformation and perceptions of  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Potter, Claire Bond, 1958-
War on crime.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97022311
(OCoLC)37155755
Named Person: J Edgar Hoover; J Edgar Hoover; John Edgar Hoover
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Bond Potter
ISBN: 0585116393 9780585116396
OCLC Number: 44958097
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 250 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prohibition, crime, and federal policing --
Scientific policing, masculinity, and bureau reform --
The making of a crime wave --
Romance, bandit identity, and the rise of celebrity bandits --
Kidnapping, federal policing, and the role of the public in the war on crime --
John Dillinger as political actor --
The Barker-Karpis Gang, surveillance, and the victory of federal policing.
Responsibility: Claire Bond Potter.

Abstract:

War on Crime revises the history of the New Deal transformation and suggests a new model for political historyone which recognizes that cultural phenomena and the political realm produce, between them, an idea of "the state." The war on crime was fought with guns and pens, movies and legislation, radio and government hearings. All of these methods illuminate this period of state transformation and perceptions of that emergent state, in the years of the first New Deal. The study of the creation of G-men and gangsters as cultural heroes in this period not only explores the Depression-era obsession with crime and celebrity, but it also lends insight on how citizens understood a nation undergoing large political and social changes.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44958097>
library:oclcnum"44958097"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/44958097>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85034047>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Criminal investigation in mass media--History--20th century."@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009122318>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Crime--Government policy--United States--History--20th century."@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008101864>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Criminal investigation--United States--History--20th century."@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/136624868>
rdf:typeschema:Organization
schema:name"United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookFormatschema:EBook
schema:copyrightYear"1998"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"1998"
schema:description"War on Crime revises the history of the New Deal transformation and suggests a new model for political historyone which recognizes that cultural phenomena and the political realm produce, between them, an idea of "the state." The war on crime was fought with guns and pens, movies and legislation, radio and government hearings. All of these methods illuminate this period of state transformation and perceptions of that emergent state, in the years of the first New Deal. The study of the creation of G-men and gangsters as cultural heroes in this period not only explores the Depression-era obsession with crime and celebrity, but it also lends insight on how citizens understood a nation undergoing large political and social changes."@en
schema:description"Prohibition, crime, and federal policing -- Scientific policing, masculinity, and bureau reform -- The making of a crime wave -- Romance, bandit identity, and the rise of celebrity bandits -- Kidnapping, federal policing, and the role of the public in the war on crime -- John Dillinger as political actor -- The Barker-Karpis Gang, surveillance, and the victory of federal policing."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/799758796>
schema:genre"History."@en
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:genre"Electronic books."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"War on crime bandits, G-men, and the politics of mass culture"@en
schema:publisher
schema:url<http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=18325>
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.