The French Connection in Criminology

The French Connection in Criminology : Rediscovering Crime, Law, and Social Change

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This is the first comprehensive, accessible, and integrative overview of postmodernism's contribution to law, criminology, and social justice. The book begins by reviewing the major contributions of eleven prominent figures responsible for the development of French postmodern social theory. This "first" wave includes Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Hélène Cixous, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Félix Guattari, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, Jacques Lacan, and Jean-François Lyotard. Their respective insights are then linked to "second" wave scholars who have appropriated their conceptualizations and applied them to pressing issues in law, crime, and social justice research. Compelling and concrete examples are provided for how affirmative and integrative postmodern inquiry can function meaningfully in the world of criminal justice. Topics explored include confinement law and prison resistance; critical race theory and a jurisprudence of color; media/literary studies and feminism; restorative justice and victim-offender mediation processes; and the emergence of social movements, including innocence projects and intentional communities.
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  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 160 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 362.88g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791463559
  • 9780791463550

About Robert Carl Schehr

Bruce A. Arrigo is Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the author of many books, including Psychological Jurisprudence: Critical Explorations in Law, Crime, and Society, also published by SUNY Press.

. Dragan Milovanovic is Professor of Justice Studies at Northeastern Illinois University and the author of many books, including An Introduction to the Sociology of Law.

Robert Carl Schehr is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University and the author of Dynamic Utopia: Establishing Intentional Communities as a New Social Movement.
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