Crime Victim Stories : New York City's Urban Folklore
..". an original study of an exciting, often shocking body of material." -- Jan H. Brunvand..". particularly valuable addition to the urban folklore literature... " -- Contemporary Sociology"Crime Victim Stories provides the reader with a fascinating account of the way in which New York urbanites relate their experiences and perceptions of violent crime." -- Urban Studies"Wachs brings scholarship to identifying the components, functions, exaggeration, style and folklore context in this pioneering field-study..." -- Come-All-YeThis is a true example of urban folklore scholarship, dealing with tales and themes (such as muggings, burglaries, and handicapped victims) from the most urban of urban centers, New York City.
- Hardback | 160 pages
- 158 x 236 x 18mm | 480.81g
- 01 Dec 1988
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States