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Crime and the City

Franklin E. Zimring

in The City that Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844425
eISBN:
9780199943357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844425.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter argues that the crime decline documented in this study requires a fundamental rethinking of the relationship between urban life and urban crime in the 21st century. Most of the high rate ... More


Why Has Crime Risen in Latin America?

Marcelo Bergman

in More Money, More Crime: Prosperity and Rising Crime in Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190608774
eISBN:
9780190608804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608774.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses the applicability of theories of criminology in explaining the current crime wave in the region, by testing common assumptions of causes of criminality against social, ... More


Crime and Victimization in Miami

Alejandro Portes and Ariel C. Armony

in Global Edge: Miami in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297104
eISBN:
9780520969612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297104.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter considers the flipside of globalization and economic progress in Miami—urban crime. Crime is not homogeneous; there are several distinct types, each with its own etiology and ... More


Reading Is My Window: Books and the Art of Reading in Women's Prisons

Megan Sweeney

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833520
eISBN:
9781469604367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898352_sweeney
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Drawing on extensive interviews with ninety-four women prisoners, this book examines how incarcerated women use available reading materials to come to terms with their pasts, negotiate their present ... More


Good Governance

Michael J. Rich and Robert P. Stoker

in Collaborative Governance for Urban Revitalization: Lessons from Empowerment Zones

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452505
eISBN:
9780801470912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452505.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents Paul Grogan and Tony Proscio's study. The cities they examined experienced a so-called “renaissance”—recovery from urban decline such as an increasing number of youth who ... More


Michael Mann: Hollywood Writer–Director–Producer1

Graham Fuller

in Michael Mann Cinema And Television: Interviews, 1980-2012

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693542
eISBN:
9781474406451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693542.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with Michael Mann, one of Hollywood's singular visionaries. An arbiter of modernist film style and a student of frenetic masculine endeavor, Mann has directed such ... More


From Steel and Shadows to the Flag

Aldo J. Regalado

in Bending Steel: Modernity and the American Superhero

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462210
eISBN:
9781626746183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462210.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter looks at the superheroes that emerged following the success of Superman. Responding to the demand created by Superman, small, independent art studios began creating one costumed hero ... More


Dystopia or Entrepreneurial Fantasy: Kaminey (2009)

M.K. Raghavendra

in The Politics of Hindi Cinema in the New Millennium: Bollywood and the Anglophone Indian Nation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199450565
eISBN:
9780199083091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450565.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Kaminey is intended as a ‘dark’ film about criminality in everyday urban life and teems with gangsters, drug dealers, and crooked politicians, but the curiously celebratory approach of the film ... More


The Rise of Flamenquismo in Madrid, 1888–1898

Samuel Llano

in Discordant Notes: Marginality and Social Control in Madrid, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780199392469
eISBN:
9780199392490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199392469.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes the impact on the population of the expansion of nightlife in Madrid from the 1880s on. More particularly, it studies public fears raised by alcoholism and flamenco that led to ... More


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