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The Vertigo of Late Modernity
Author: Jock Young

ISBN: 9781412935746
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 17 December 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.4
Description:
'Immersing himself in the whirling uncertainty of late modernity, confronting its odd deformities of essentialism and exclusion, Jock Young has produced a comprehensive account of contemporary trouble, anxiety, and transgression. If this is criminology-and it's surely criminology of the best sort-it is a criminology able to account not just for crime and inequality, but for the cultural and the economic, for the existential and the ontological as well. Perhaps most importantly, it is a criminology designed to discover in these intersecting social dynamics real possibilities for critique, hope, and human transformation. Jock Young's The Vertigo of Late Modernity is a work of sweeping-dare I say, dizzying-intellect and imagination.' - Professor Jeff Ferrell, Texas Christian University, USA, and University of Kent, UK 'This is precisely what readers would expect from the author of two instant classics: a book that is bound to become the third. As in his habit, Jock Young launches a frontal attack on the 'commonsense' of social studies and its tacit assumptions - as common as they are misleading.Futility of the 'inclusion vs exclusion', 'contented vs insecure', or ind...

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