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High-Profile Crimes and American Culture

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780226101125
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226101132 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0007
High-Profile Crimes and American Culture

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This chapter examines the impact of high profile cases on American culture. It analyzes whether provoking assaults bode a new and important form of politics and suggests that the provoking assaults of the 1980s and 1990s produced common effects at the same time as resulting in varied ramifications, depending on the perspective taken. This chapter also discusses how angered reactions can be redirected at social causes directly and explains how the social movement can gain from high profile crimes.

Keywords: high profile cases; American culture; provoking assaults; politics; angered reactions; social causes; social movement

Chapter.  5956 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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