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Author Messerschmidt, James W.

Title Crime as structured action : gender, race, class, and crime in the making / James W. Messerschmidt.

Publication Info. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1997]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  364 M584C    Check Shelf
Description x, 134 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Prologue: Structured-Action Theory. Social Action. Social Relations, Social Structures, and Structured Action. The Salience of Gender, Race, and Class. Gender, Sexuality, and Difference. Four Case Studies -- 1. Lynchers. Slavery. Reformulating Black Masculinity. "Doing" White Supremacist Masculinity Through Lynching. Race, Sexuality, and the Chivalric Phallacy. Conclusion -- 2. Hustler. Malcolm Little. Detroit Red. Malcolm X. Conclusion -- 3. Bad Girls. Girls in the Gang. Street Culture and Gender Difference. Uniting for the "Hood" Conclusion -- 4. Murderous Managers. Risky Technology. The Launch Decision. Managing to Kill. Resisting Launch. Conclusion -- Epilogue: Summary Thoughts and Future Directions -- Life-History Studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-129) and index.
Subject Crime -- Sociological aspects.
Criminals -- Social conditions.
Crime -- Sociological aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Criminals -- United States -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
ISBN 0761907173 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0761907181 (pbk : acid-free paper)
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