Edgework: The Sociology of Risk-Taking (Hardback)Stephen Lyng (editor)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
"At a time when governments seek more than ever before to regulate and restrict everyday social behavior, a book such as this one that concerns itself with the transgressing of boundaries and life on the edge will prove invaluable to both academics and students alike. This exciting collection is therefore timely and will serve to put the concept of edgework in front of a new generation of students in sociology, criminology, and cultural studies." -- Mike Presdee, University of Kent, author of Cultural Criminology and the Carnival of Crime and editor of Cultural Criminology Unleashed
"Stephen Lyng's concept of edgework illuminates a wide range of social situations: it is sociology at the edge, the place where norms are negotiated and boundaries contested. It is a key concept in the sociology of risk and in the emerging cultural criminology. Lyng and his colleagues extend this analysis to the sociology of adventure, from drug use to the study of terrorism. This book is packed full of inspiration, and is an exhilarating read." -- Jock Young, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, author of The Exclusive Society
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