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Reimagining Black Art and Criminology

A New Criminological Imagination

By Martin Glynn

Published

May 17, 2021

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1529213935

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

May 17, 2021

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1529213928

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

May 17, 2021

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1529213942

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

May 17, 2021

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1529213942

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Reimagining Black Art and Criminology

If you would like to contact Martin Glynn for more information about his new book please email Martin.Glynn@bcu.ac.uk.

In the media

On our blog: We need radical new ways of seeing for the elimination of racial discrimination

It is time to disrupt current criminological discourses which still exclude the perspectives of black scholars.

Through the lens of black art, Martin Glynn explores the relevance black artistic contributions have for understanding crime and justice. Through art forms including black crime fiction, black theatre and black music, this book brings much needed attention to marginalized perspectives within mainstream criminology.

Refining academic and professional understandings of race, racialization and intersectional aspects of crime, this text provides a platform for the contributions to criminology which are currently rendered invisible.

“In this fascinating discussion of race and representation in crime narratives, Glynn perfectly captures the contemporary zeitgeist around Black Lives Matter and criminal justice. The world may finally be ready to listen to Glynn’s wisdom.” Shadd Maruna, Queen’s University Belfast

“Martin Glynn advocates for a long overdue reckoning in how criminology investigates race. His critique showcases the essential role of art in this reimagining and makes clear that the criminal-legal system must adopt new, progressive paradigms.” Katheryn Russell-Brown, University of Florida

Martin Glynn is a lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University and a Winston Churchill Fellow with over 35 years’ experience of working in criminal justice, public health, and educational settings. Martin is also the creator of ‘data verbalization’, a performative method for the dissemination of qualitative research.

Reimagining a Black Art Infused Criminology

The People Speak: The Importance of Black Arts Movements

Shadow People: Black Crime Fiction as Counter-Narrative

Staging the Truth: Black Theatre and the Politics of Black Criminality

Beyond The Wire: The Racialization of Crime in Film and TV

Strange Fruit: Black Music (Re)presenting the Race and Crime

Of Mules and Men: Oral Storytelling and the Racialization of Crime

Seeing the Story: Visual Art and the Racialization of Crime

Speaking Data and Telling Stories

Locating the Researcher: (Auto)-Ethnography, Race, and the Researcher

Towards a Black Arts Infused Criminology