Crime as Structured Action

Crime as Structured Action

The author of this volume skillfully demonstrates that a vital component to understanding crime is to be able to view it as more than a single activity.

Author: James Messerschmidt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761907183

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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The author of this volume skillfully demonstrates that a vital component to understanding crime is to be able to view it as more than a single activity. James W. Messerschmidt argues that crime operates subtly through a complex series of gender, race and class practices and these interwoven elements must be seen as part of all social existence, not viewed independently.
Categories: Social Science

Crime as Structured Action

Crime as Structured Action

In the second edition of this powerful book, Messerschmidt updates both structured action theory as well as several of the original case studies, and he includes a new case study that further brings structured action theory to life.

Author: James W. Messerschmidt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1442225416

Category: Social Science

Page: 149

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James W. Messerschmidt s groundbreaking book Crime as Structured Action demonstrates that to understand crime, we must understand how crime operates through a complex series of gender, race, sexual, and class practices. In the second edition of this powerful book, Messerschmidtupdates both structured action theory as well as several of the original case studies, and he includes a new case study that further bringsstructured action theory to life. The book also features expanded discussions of whiteness and sexuality, and their relationships to crime."
Categories: Social Science

Crime as Structured Action

Crime as Structured Action

Doing Masculinities, Race, Class, Sexuality, and Crime James W. Messerschmidt. Structured action theory is not a general theory of crime because gender, race, class, and sexuality vary in salience by social situation.

Author: James W. Messerschmidt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442225428

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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James W. Messerschmidt’s groundbreaking book Crime as Structured Action demonstrates that to understand crime, we must understand how crime operates through a complex series of gender, race, sexual, and class practices.
Categories: Social Science

Masculinities in the Making

Masculinities in the Making

“Personal Characteristics, Sexual Behaviors, and Male Sex Work: A Quantitative Approach. ... Reflections on Connell's Masculinities. ... Crime as Structured Action: Doing Masculinities, Race, Class, Sexuality, and Crime. Second edition.

Author: James W. Messerschmidt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442232945

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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In this book, James W. Messerschmidt explores how masculinity is created through life histories on very different subjects—genderqueers, boys who have been bullied at school, and presidents—that illustrate theory in action. Taken together, Masculinities in the Making is compelling insight into masculinity today.
Categories: Social Science

Crime and Social Theory

Crime and Social Theory

Mayhew, H. and J. Binny (1862) The Criminal Prisons of London and Scenes of Prison Life. ... Messerschmidt, J. (2014) Crime as Structured Action: Doing Masculinities, Race, Class, Sexuality and Crime, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Author: Eamonn Carrabine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137609915

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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What can social theory really teach us about crime in the world today? This book gives an overview of key theoretical debates alongside explanations of cutting edge research to show how abstract thought relates to everyday experience. Looking at global crime to street crime, it brings together the most significant work on crime and social theory.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology

Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology

Managing marginalised masculinities: men and probation. ... Men behind bars: “doingmasculinity as an adaptation to imprisonment. ... Crime as Structured Action: Doing Masculinities, Race, Class, Sexuality, and Crime. 2nd ed.

Author: Walter S. DeKeseredy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317221821

Category: Social Science

Page: 510

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The main objective of the second edition of the Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology is twofold: (1) to provide original chapters that cover contemporary critical criminological theoretical offerings generated over the past five years and (2) to provide chapters on important new substantive topics that are currently being studied and theorized by progressive criminologists. Special attention is devoted to new theoretical directions in the field, such as southern criminology, queer criminology, and green criminology. The diverse chapters cover not only cutting-edge theories, but also the variety of research methods used by leading scholars in the field and the rich data generated by their rigorous empirical work. In addition, some of the chapters suggest innovative and realistic short- and long-term policy proposals that are typically ignored by mainstream criminology. These progressive strategies address some of the most pressing social problems facing contemporary society today, which generate much pain and suffering for socially and economically disenfranchised people. The new edition of the Handbook is a major work in redefining areas within the context of international multidisciplinary critical research, and in highlighting emerging areas, such as human trafficking, Internet pornography and image-based sexual abuse. It is specifically designed to be a comprehensive resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and policymakers.
Categories: Social Science

Marginality and Condemnation 3rd Edition

Marginality and Condemnation  3rd Edition

Richard Collier, Masculinities, Crime and Criminology: Men, Heterosexuality and the Criminal(ised) Other, London: Sage (1998). James Messerschmidt, Crime as Structured Action: Doing Masculinity, Race, Class, Sexuality and Crime, ...

Author: Carolyn Brooks

Publisher: Fernwood Publishing

ISBN: 9781773635248

Category: Social Science

Page: 465

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**Includes test bank and PowerPoint slides for professors who have adopted the text in their course. Contact [email protected] for more information. ** This well-received criminology textbook, now in its third edition, argues that crime must be understood as both a social and a political phenomenon. Using this lens, Marginality and Condemnation contends that what is defined as criminal, how we respond to “crime” and why individuals behave in anti-social ways are often the result of individual and systemic social inequalities and disparities in power. Beginning with an overview of criminological discourse, mainstream approaches and new directions in criminological theory, the book is then divided into sections, based on key social inequalities of class, gender, race and age, each of which begins with an outline of the general issues for understanding crime and an introduction that guides readers through the empirical chapters that follow. The studies provide insights into general issues in criminology, ranging from the historical and current nature of crime and criminal justice to the various responses to criminality. Readers are encouraged and challenged to understand crime and justice through concrete analyses rather than abstract argumentation. In addition to a new introductory chapter that confronts how we define crime, measure crime, and understand and use criminology in this millennium, the third edition provides new chapters examining crime in relation to the environment, terrorism, masculinity, children and youth, and Aboriginal gangs and the legacy of colonialism.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Street Culture

Routledge Handbook of Street Culture

Crime as structured action: Gender, race, class, and crime in the making. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Messerschmidt, J. W. (2014). Crime as structured action: Doing masculinities, race, class, sexuality, and crime (2nd ed.).

Author: Jeffrey Ian Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000195057

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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Discussions of street culture exist in a variety of academic disciplines, yet a handbook that brings together the diversity of scholarship on this subject has yet to be produced. The Routledge Handbook of Street Culture integrates and reviews current scholarship regarding the history, types, and contexts of the concept of street culture. It is comprehensive and international in its treatment of the subject of street culture. Street culture includes many subtypes, situations, locations, and participants, and these are explored in the various chapters included in this book. Street culture varies based on numerous factors including capitalism, market societies, policing, ethnicity, and race but also advances in technology. The book is divided into four major sections: Actors and street culture, Activities connected to street culture, The centrality of crime to street culture, and Representations of street culture. Contributors are well respected and recognized international scholars in their fields. They draw upon contemporary scholarship produced in the social sciences, arts, and humanities in order to communicate their understanding of street culture. The book provides a comprehensive and accessible approach to the subject of street culture through the lens of an inter- and/or multidisciplinary perspective. It is also intersectional in its approach and consideration of the subject and phenomenon of street culture.
Categories: Social Science

Gender Crime and Justice

Gender  Crime and Justice

Pedophile crime films as popular criminology: A problem of justice? ... The politics, and place, of gender in research on crime. ... Crime as structured action: Doing masculinities, race, class, sexuality, and crime.

Author: Lizzie Seal

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030874889

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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This textbook takes a gender inclusive and intersectional feminist approach to examining key topics related to gender, crime and justice. It provides an overview and critical discussion of contemporary issues and research in this area suitable for use in undergraduate and postgraduate degree modules. A key feature of the book is its use of films, television series and documentaries to illustrate the concepts and findings from criminological research on gender, crime and justice. After outlining the meaning of gender and the perspective of intersectional feminism, it has chapters focused on interpersonal and sexual violence, sex work and the night-time economy, street crime, crimes of the powerful, policing and the courts, prison and community penalties and a final chapter on extreme punishment and abolitionist futures. It speaks to students and academics in criminology, sociology and gender studies.
Categories: Social Science

Food and Masculinity in Contemporary Autobiographies

Food and Masculinity in Contemporary Autobiographies

Seductions of Crime: Moral and Sensual Attractions in Doing Evil. ... Explaining the Fear of Crime Evidence From the 1984 British Crime Survey. ... Crime as Structured Action: Doing Masculinities, Race, Class, Sexuality, and Crime.

Author: Nieves Pascual Soler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319709239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

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This book is concerned with food autobiographies written by men from the 1980s to the present. It concentrates on how food has transformed autobiographical narratives and how these define the ways men eat and cook nowadays. After presenting a historical overview of the place of food within men ́s autobiography, this volume analyzes the reasons for our present interest in food and the proliferation of life narratives focused on cooking. Then it centers around the identities that male chefs are taking on in the writing of their lives and the generic models they use: the heroic, the criminal and the hunting autobiographical scripts. This study gives evidence that autobiographies are crucial in the redefinition of the new masculinities emerging in the kitchen. It will appeal to readers interested in Food Studies, Autobiographical Studies, Men's Studies and American Literature and Culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism