Been a Heavy Life: Stories of Violent Men (Critical by Lois Presser

By Lois Presser

In this groundbreaking paintings, Lois Presser investigates the lifestyles tales of fellows who've perpetrated violence. She applies insights from around the academy to in-depth interviews with males who shared their money owed of ways they turned the folks we such a lot fear--those who rape, homicide, attack, and rob, frequently again and again. Been a Heavy Life presents the self-discipline of criminology with the most important frameworks: one for severely comparing the development of offenders’ personal tales, and one for greedy the cultural meta-narratives that legitimize violence. For social scientists mostly, this publication deals a vibrant demonstration of simply how dynamic and contingent self-narratives are.

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