Marginal Conventions

Marginal Conventions

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Marginal Conventions contains twelve essays by social scientists centering around the general connections between popular culture and deviant behavior. In addition to speaking to the commonsensical view that exposure to representations of misbehavior makes people misbehave, this collection focuses on media presentations of crime, violence, and villainy; the utility of deviance theme for societal elites; and the qtaste publicsq centered around disreputable products and rituals.But this is the enlivening welcome given nightly to television talk-show host, Morton Downey, Jr. Launched for national syndication in May 1988, The Morton Downey, Jr. Show found its way into most major urban cable television markets in theanbsp;...

Title:Marginal Conventions
Author:Clinton Sanders
Publisher:Popular Press - 1990-01-01


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