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Picture this: Criminology, image and narrative

Carrabine, Eamonn (2016) 'Picture this: Criminology, image and narrative.' Crime, Media, Culture: an international journal, 12 (2). pp. 253-270. ISSN 1741-6590

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This paper addresses the extent to which the ‘narrative turn’ in criminology can help inform how images should be read and interpreted. It begins by setting out structuralist analyses of narrative, before discussing an influential art historical approach to iconography and then turns to a substantive analysis of medieval penal imaginaries. Here the argument is that the images of extreme violence did not exactly reflect the realities of medieval life, rather they helped to dramatize them. The implications of this anthropological point are explored in the final section where the relationships between art, discourse and narrative are set out in further detail.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Discourse; iconography; medieval; punishment; semiotics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 14:17
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:22

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