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Been a Heavy Life: Stories of Violent Men - Lois Presser

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In this groundbreaking work, Lois Presser investigates the life stories of men who have perpetrated violence. She applies insights from across the academy to in-depth interviews with men who shared their accounts of how they became the people we most fear--those who rape, murder, assault, and rob, often repeatedly. Been a Heavy Life provides the discipline of criminology with two crucial frameworks: one for critically evaluating the construction of offenders own stories, and one for grasping the cultural meta-narratives that legitimize violence. For social scientists generally, this book offers a vivid demonstration of just how dynamic and contingent self-narratives are.

Author: Presser, Lois
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Illustration: N
Language: ENG
Title: Been a Heavy Life: Stories of Violent Men
Pages: 00200 (Encrypted EPUB)
On Sale: 2008-08-21
SKU-13/ISBN: 9780252033582
Category: Social Science : Criminology
Category: Social Science : Violence in Society
Category: Social Science : Men's Studies - General


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