Globalization, frontier masculinities and violence : booze, blokes and brawls

Carrington, Kerry, McIntosh, Alison, & Scott, John (2010) Globalization, frontier masculinities and violence : booze, blokes and brawls. British Journal of Criminology, 50(3), pp. 393-413.

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Over the last two decades, two new trajectories have taken hold in criminology - the study of masculinity and crime, after a century of neglect, and the geography of crime. This article brings both those fields together to analyse the impact of globalisation in the resources sector on frontier cultures of violence. This paper approaches this issue through a case study of frontier masculinities and violence in communities at the forefront of generating resource extraction for global economies. This paper argues that the high rates of violence among men living in work camps in these socio-spatial contexts cannot simply be understood as individualised expressions of psycho-pathological deficit or social disorganisation. Explanations for these patterns of violence must also consider a number of key subterranean convergences between globalising processes and the social dynamics of male-on-male violence in such settings.

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ID Code: 29763
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Masculinities, Violence, Criminological theory, Globalisation, Subterranean convergences
DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azq003
ISSN: 0007-0955
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors
Deposited On: 19 Jan 2010 03:28
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 14:41

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