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“The baseless fabric of this vision”: criminology, spectrality and the dialectic image

“The baseless fabric of this vision”: criminology, spectrality and the dialectic image

Fiddler, Michael ORCID: 0000-0002-0695-6770 (2019) “The baseless fabric of this vision”: criminology, spectrality and the dialectic image. Ghost Criminology. New York University Press. (In Press)

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Abstract

This chapter explores the ways in which the images used and produced within criminology have long been 'haunted'. In this piece, we examine the ways in which notions of (in)visibility have shaped the construction of crime and the criminal 'Other' within the social imaginary. The chapter's innovation lies in its development of Walter Benjamin's 'dialectical image' to 'conjure a ghost' and apply Derrida's notion of hauntology to ecological crimes that span time. This presents a new and vital conceptual framework to examine this important area.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: hauntology, phantasmagoria, visual criminology
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Crime, Law and (In) Security
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 15:41
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/26301

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