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Title: The cultural categorisation of crime, deviance and disorder in a Welsh market town
Author: Jones, Jane Helen
ISNI:       0000 0001 3592 3786
Awarding Body: University of Wales, Bangor
Current Institution: Bangor University
Date of Award: 2002
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Incidents of crime. deviance and disorder in Llanrwst. a market town in North Wales, are understood by people living in the town and its hinterland as categories that symbolise cultural identity and belonging. This construction can be linked to both global and local processes, and is effectively what can be termed one 'glocal' response to wider social change (Robertson. 1995). Rural communities across Britain are witnessing local level social, political and economic developments within the broader context of a more general contemporary restructuring of the countryside. In a North Walian context, the issue of in-migration proves to be of particular concern to respondents, as it is believed to threaten ideas about traditional Welsh culture and belonging. In Llanrww st town. one response to in-migration has manifested in the cultural categorisation of incidents of crime, deviance and disorder. Prevailing notions about traditional community and Welsh culture are bound up with this categorisation. They are therefore ideas that need to be considered in any subsequent explanation of how crime, deviance and disorder become markers of cultural identity and belonging. The thesis is significant to our understanding of issues of crime, deviance and disorder in North Wales. because they are forms of behaviour that act to symbolise cultural identity. In sure, the cultural categorisation of crime, deviance and disorder acts to sv mbolise and therefore, construct cultural boundaries. These boundaries are maintained through local level institutionalised and reproduced practices of the categorisation.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Sociology ; Human services ; Anthropology ; Folklore ; Demography