Criminal Justice-COLL | Cross Cultural Studies
P670 | 28145 | Kane


In this course we will read across continents and disciplines,
participating in the invention and development of the emerging
subfield of cultural criminology. We will draw on theories and
methods at the intersection of anthropology, cultural studies,
sociology, art history, law and criminology. Our cultural crossings
will take us to North, Central and South America, Europe, Near East,
Asia, and Africa. As we immerse ourselves in different social worlds
and modes of representation, crime and justice emerge as
multifaceted concepts, as diverse in their interpretation and
relevance as they are universal in their appearance. Struggles over
their meaning are the quintessential cultural enterprise, one that
digs deeply into the material forces that shape survival,
celebration, and moral and legal judgment.

Readings:
Ferrell, Jeff, Keith Hayward and Jock Young. 2008. Cultural
Criminology. Los Angeles: Sage. [ISBN 978-1412931274]

Jelin, Elizabeth. 2003. State Repression and the Labors of Memory.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. [ISBN 0-8166-4284-2]

Parnell Philip C. and Stephanie C. Kane. 2003. Crime’s Power:
Anthropologists and the Ethnography of Crime. New York: Palgrave
Macmillan. [ISBN 1-4039-6180-8]

Young, Alison. 2005. Judging the Image: Art, Value, Law. Routledge.

Eyerman, Ron. 2008. The Assassination of Theo Van Gogh: from Social
Drama to Cultural Trauma. Duke.

Nordstrom, Carolyn. 2007. Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in
the Contemporary World. University of California Press.

Class Meeting:  Wednesday, 5:45-8:15

Instructor:  Professor Stephanie Kane, department of criminal justice