Crime Victim Stories

Crime Victim Stories : New York City's Urban Folklore

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..". 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 18mm | 480.81g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253314941
  • 9780253314949