Print Culture Crime and Justice in 18th Century London
In the first half of the 18th century there was an explosion in the volume and variety of crime literature published in London. This was a 'golden age of writing about crime', when the older genres of criminal biographies, social policy pamphlets and 'last-dying speeches' were joined by a raft of new publications, including newspapers, periodicals, graphic prints, the Old Bailey Proceedings and the Ordinary's Account of malefactors executed at Tyburn. By the early 18th century propertied Londoners read a wider array of printed texts and images about criminal offenders ? highwaymen, housebreakers, murderers, pickpockets and the like ? than ever before or since. Print Culture, Crime and Justice in 18th-Century London provides the first detailed study of crime reporting across this range of publications to explore the influence of print upon contemporary perceptions of crime and upon the making of the law and its administration in the metropolis. This historical perspective helps us to rethink the relationship between media, the public sphere and criminal justice policy in the present.
Aspects of Violence in Renaissance Europe
Interest in the history of violence has increased dramatically over the last ten years and recent studies have demonstrated the productive potential for further inquiry in this field. The early modern period is particularly ripe for further investigation because of the pervasiveness of violence. Certain countries may have witnessed a drop in the number of recorded homicides during this period, yet homicide is not the only marker of a violent society. This volume presents a range of contributions that look at various aspects of violence from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries, from student violence and misbehaviour in fifteenth-century Oxford and Paris to the depiction of war wounds in the English civil wars. The book is divided into three sections, each clustering chapters around the topics of interpersonal and ritual violence, war, and justice and the law. Informed by the disciplines of anthropology, criminology, the history of art, literary studies, and sociology, as well as history, the contributors examine all forms of violence including manslaughter, assault, rape, riots, war and justice. Previous studies have tended to emphasise long-term trends in violent behaviour but one must always be attentive to the specificity of violence and these essays reveal what it meant in particular places and at particular times.
Perceiving Acting and Knowing
Originally published in 1977, the chapters in this volume derive from a conference on Perceiving, Acting and Knowing held by the Center for Research in Human Learning at the University of Minnesota in 1973. The volume was intended to appeal, not just to the specialist or the novice, but to anyone sufficiently interested in psychology to have obtained a sense of its history at the time. Through these essays the authors express a collective attitude that a careful scrutiny of the fundamental tenets of contemporary psychology may be needed. In some essays specific faults in the foundations of an area are discussed, and suggestions are made for remedying them. In other essays the authors flirt with more radical solutions, namely, beginning from new foundations altogether. Although the authors do not present a monolithic viewpoint, a careful reading of all their essays under one cover reveals a glimpse of a new framework by which theory and research may be guided.
Pr vention et contr le social
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The Jack Roller
2013 Reprint of 1930 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In nineteenth and early Twentieth Century America a Jack Roller was a guy who hung around the skid row sections of big cities and robbed those unwise enough to get visibly drunk by beating them up and stealing their valuables. Vivid, engaging and authentic, this is the autobiography of a delinquent-his experiences, influences, attitudes, and values. The "Jack-Roller" helped to establish the life-history or "own story" as an important instrument of sociological research. The book remains as relevant today to the study and treatment of juvenile delinquency and maladjustment as it was when originally published in 1930. CONTENTS; I. Value of Delinquent Boy's Own Story II. History of Stanley's Behavior Difficulties III. Stanley's Social and Cultural Background Stanley's Own Story IV. Starting Down Grade V. The Baby Bandhouse VI. Getting Educated VII. The Lure of the Underworld VIII. Mingling in High Society IX. Out, but an Outcast X. Hitting the Road XI. Back to My Pals XII. The House of "Corruption" XIII. Summary of Case and Social Treatment Discussion. Ernest W. Burgess Maps I. Places of Residence, Male Juvenile Delinquents, 1926 II. Places of Residence, Adult Male Offenders, 1920
Journal de Janmari
Jean-Marie J, dit Janmari, a douze ans lorsque Fernand Deligny décide de créer un réseau d'enfants autistes dans les Cévennes, en 1967. L'enfant est mutique, vif, adroit ; il découvre des sources enfouies, attrape les guêpes par les ailes sans les blesser, habite le hameau de sa présence forte et de ses trajets immuables. A la fin de sa vie, Gisèle Durand, présence proche de Janmari, lui tend un cahier à dessin. Jour après jour, il trace des ronds et des vaguelettes ; le moindre geste ou le moindre son de Gisèle Durand l'incite à varier les formes, à inscrire un cercle, un rectangle, puis à reprendre ses motifs. Ce Journal recueille la trace d'un geste primordial, d'avant la lettre, la pulsation progressivement affaiblie du rythme de la vie et de la poésie.
This 1980 book examines witchcraft beliefs and experiences in the Bocage, a rural area of western France. It also introduced a powerful theoretical attitude towards the progress of the ethnographer's enquiries, suggesting that a full knowledge of witchcraft involves being 'caught up' in it oneself. In the Bocage, being bewitched is to be 'caught' in a sequence of misfortunes. According to those who are bewitched, the culprit is someone in the neighbourhood: the witch, who can cast a spell with a word, a touch or a look, and whose 'power' comes from a book of spells inherited from an ancestor. Only a professional magician, an 'unwitcher', has any chance of breaking the succession of misfortunes which befall those who have been bewitched. He undertakes a battle of magic with the suspected witch, a battle which is eventually fatal.
Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power
Argues that the Bush administration is abusing the law to give unlimited legal power to the president, citing the author's fight to win prisoners at Guantâanamo Bay the right to a judicial review.
Let Them Eat Chaos
Let Them Eat Chaos, Kate Tempest's new long poem written for live performance and heard on the album release of the same name, is both a powerful sermon and a moving play for voices. Seven neighbours inhabit the same London street, but are all unknown to each other. The clock freezes in the small hours, and, one by one, we see directly into their lives: lives that are damaged, disenfranchised, lonely, broken, addicted. Then a great storm breaks over London, and brings them out into the night to face each other - and offers them a chance to connect. Tempest argues that our alienation from one another has bred a terrible indifference to our own fate, but she counters this with a plea to challenge the forces of greed which have conspired to divide us, and mend the broken home of our own planet while we still have time. Let Them Eat Chaos is a cri de coeur and a call to action, and, both on the page and in Tempest's electric performance, one of the most powerful poetic statements of the year.
The Arachnean and Other Texts
The Arachnean and Other Texts by Fernand Deligny (1913–1996) is a collection of writings from the second half of the 1970s. Long before the digital age of social networks, meshworks, and digital webs, Fernand Deligny speaks to us in his own autobiographical and aphoristic manner, always experiencing life in the form of “the network as a mode of being.”