Crime & Media

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Constructing Danger

Emotions and the Mis/Representation of Crime in the News, Second Edition

Crime reporting is often thought to be simply an objective and factual description of an event. In Constructing Danger Chris McCormick argues that crime is more than simply reported: it is … 240 View
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Vancouver Vice

Crime and Spectacle in the City's West End

The late 1970s and early 1980s were a volatile period in the history of Vancouver, where broad social and cultural changes were afoot. This was perhaps most clearly evident in the West End, the … 256 View
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Introduction

Thinking about the News

From: Constructing Danger

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Prologue and Introduction

The Davie Street Blues

From: Vancouver Vice

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In the prologue and introduction, Chapman frames his narrative around two events in West End Vancouver: the discovery of a body in in 1984, and the unveiling of a memorial to sex workers in 2016. 10 $1.00 Add
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A String of Stranger Sexual Assaults

The Construction of an Orthodox Account of Rape

From: Constructing Danger

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Electricity and Sex

From: Vancouver Vice

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This chapter provides a history of the West End, with a focus on the importance of electricity and sex in the neighbourhood’s development. 10 $1.00 Add
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Vice and the Tumbling Dice

From: Vancouver Vice

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In this chapter, the author details the history of the policing of vice in Vancouver, and the corruption that often accompanied these efforts. 7 $0.70 Add
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Women Who Work as Prostitutes

The Sex Trade and Trading in Labels

From: Constructing Danger

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Call Girls and Boys

From: Vancouver Vice

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This chapter explores the history of the sex trade in the West End,from the 1930s to 1975. 9 $0.90 Add
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Domestic Terrorism

The News as an Incomplete Record of Violence against Women

From: Constructing Danger

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Down the Toilet

From: Vancouver Vice

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In this chapter, Chapman focuses on two vice cops who were surveilling the English Bay Bathhouse in attempt to crack down on cruising in the West End. 14 $1.40 Add
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The Mount Cashel Orphanage Inquiry

The Inscription of Child Abuse

From: Constructing Danger

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AIDS Fiends and High-Risk Groups

Misrepresenting and Signifying a Disease

From: Constructing Danger

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Bars and Bathhouses

From: Vancouver Vice

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This chapter concentrates on Faces, an early West End gay club, and Wayne Harris, a club member who later became the focus of a major vice squad investigation. 12 $1.20 Add
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Dirty Books and Dirty Looks

From: Vancouver Vice

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In this chapter, Chapman describes the Vice squad’s efforts to bring down the Wayne Harris crime ring, and how these were disrupted by the new mayor of Vancouver’s focus on … 17 $1.70 Add
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The Halifax Race Riot

Extralocality and Racism in the News

From: Constructing Danger

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