Marginal Conventions: Popular Culture, Mass Media, and Social Deviance

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Clinton Sanders
Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1990 - Social Science - 183 pages

Marginal Conventions contains twelve essays by social scientists centering around the general connections between popular culture and deviant behavior. In addition to speaking to the commonsensical view that exposure to representations of misbehavior makes people misbehave, this collection focuses on media presentations of crime, violence, and villainy; the utility of deviance theme for societal elites; and the "taste publics" centered around disreputable products and rituals.

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Dan J. Sanders is CEO of United Supermarkets, the first supermarket chain to win the prestigious National Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, and cofounder of The Center for Corporate Culture. Sanders is a former Air Force U-2 reconnaissance pilot and a highly decorated officer.

Galen Walters developed the 4P Management System and founded the Leadership LAB at Go Away Farm. He founded and is managing director at Go Think!, a marketing and business consulting firm. He served as CEO of adplex, a Houston advertising and marketing services firm, from 1981-2007.

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