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City Limits: Crime, Consumer Culture and the Urban Experience

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ISBN13: 9781904385035
ISBN: 1904385036
Published: February 2004
Publisher: Glasshouse Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £40.99

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Criminology has always enjoyed a highly productive relationship with the city, generating many empirical and theoretical studies. But all too often the human experience, social diversity and the inherently pluralistic fabric of city life are transformed into the discourse of demographics, statistics, environmental multi-factorialism and rationality. This book examines the crime-city nexus in a way that makes sense of criminology's past and contemporary engagements including both administrative criminology and the work of Mike Davis. Drawing on a range of disciplinary frameworks - social theory, urban studies, architectural theory and research into urban consumerism practices - the author argues for the centrality of consumption to understanding the city and urban crime.

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Introduction; Imagining the urban experience; Criminology and the city: a historical review; Security and desire in Los Angeles: re-evaluating Mike Davis; New Left Realism and the city; Crime , Consumerism and the Urban Experience; Conclusion.