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