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The Resource Evolving standards of decency : popular culture and capital punishment, Mary Welek Atwell

Evolving standards of decency : popular culture and capital punishment, Mary Welek Atwell

Label
Evolving standards of decency : popular culture and capital punishment
Title
Evolving standards of decency
Title remainder
popular culture and capital punishment
Statement of responsibility
Mary Welek Atwell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Evolving Standards of Decency examines the ways in which popular culture portrays the death penalty. By analyzing literature and film, Atwell argues that capital punishment becomes much more complex when both offenders and victims are presented as fully developed individuals." "Those studying justice issues, corrections, or capital punishment will find this an accessible work that places the stories read in novels or seen in movies in the context of the legal system that has the power of life and death."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Atwell, Mary Welek
Dewey number
364.66/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8699.U5
LC item number
A89 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics, media & popular culture
Series volume
v. 10
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  • Capital punishment
  • Capital punishment in popular culture
  • Mass media and public opinion
  • Public opinion
Label
Evolving standards of decency : popular culture and capital punishment, Mary Welek Atwell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-178)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Killing to show that killing is wrong : the death penalty in the movies
  • Ch. 6.
  • If words could kill : crime fiction and the death penalty
  • Ch. 7.
  • The power of stories
  • Ch. 1.
  • The public and capital punishment : past and present
  • Ch. 2.
  • "A random assortment of pariahs" : the Supreme Court considers the death penalty
  • Ch. 3.
  • Real people and "true-life novels"
  • Ch. 4.
  • Novels transformed into films
Control code
55847523
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9780820467115
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004014688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Evolving standards of decency : popular culture and capital punishment, Mary Welek Atwell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-178)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Killing to show that killing is wrong : the death penalty in the movies
  • Ch. 6.
  • If words could kill : crime fiction and the death penalty
  • Ch. 7.
  • The power of stories
  • Ch. 1.
  • The public and capital punishment : past and present
  • Ch. 2.
  • "A random assortment of pariahs" : the Supreme Court considers the death penalty
  • Ch. 3.
  • Real people and "true-life novels"
  • Ch. 4.
  • Novels transformed into films
Control code
55847523
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
178 pages
Isbn
9780820467115
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004014688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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