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Marginal Conventions: Popular Culture, Mass Media, and Social Deviance
edited by Clinton R. Sanders
University of Wisconsin Press, 1990
Cloth: 978-0-87972-489-4 | Paper: 978-0-87972-490-0
Library of Congress Classification HM291.M3742 1990
Dewey Decimal Classification 302.17

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Marginal Conventions contains twelve essays by social scientists centering around the general connections between popular culture and deviant behavior. In addition to speaking to the commonsensical view that exposure to representations of misbehavior makes people misbehave, this collection focuses on media presentations of crime, violence, and villainy; the utility of deviance theme for societal elites; and the "taste publics" centered around disreputable products and rituals. 
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