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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
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    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