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Title:
Crime-victim stories : New York City's urban folklore
Author:
Wachs, Eleanor F.
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Publication Information:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1988]

©1988
Physical Description:
xx, 138 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780253314949

9780253204912
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Book

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"... an original study of an exciting, often shocking body of material." -- Jan H. Brunvand"... particularly valuable addition to the urban folklore literature... " -- Contemporary Sociology"Crime Victim Stories provides the reader with a fascinating account of the way in which New York urbanites relate their experiences and perceptions of violent crime." -- Urban Studies"Wachs brings scholarship to identifying the components, functions, exaggeration, style and folklore context in this pioneering field-study..." -- Come-All-YeThis is a true example of urban folklore scholarship, dealing with tales and themes (such as muggings, burglaries, and handicapped victims) from the most urban of urban centers, New York City.