Criminal Identities and Consumer Culture: Crime, Exclusion and the New Culture of Narcissism

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Willan, 2008 - Psychology - 248 pages
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This book offers the first in-depth investigation into the relationship between today's criminal identities and consumer culture. Using unique data taken from criminals locked in areas of permanent recession, the book aims to uncover feelings and attitudes towards a variety of criminal activities, investigating the incorporation of hearts and minds into consumer culture's surrogate social world and highlighting the relationship between the lived identities of active criminals and the socio-economic climate of instability and anxiety that permeates post-industrial Britain.

This book will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and lecturers in all fields within the social sciences, but especially criminology, sociology, social policy, politics and anthropology.

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economic change and acute
some insights into desires
two case studies
Consumerism and the counterculture
Critical reflections on the intellectual roots of postwar
a critique of some current
Consumerism narcissism and the reorientation of the Western
consumerism crime and the pseudopacification
Glossary of terms
Name index

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About the author (2008)

Steve Hall is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Northumbria University, UK.

Simon Winlow is Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at the University of York, UK.

Craig Ancrum is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Teeside, UK.

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