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Not Afraid at All? Dominant and Alternative Interpretative Repertoires in Discourses of the Elderly on Fear of Crime

Rypi, Anna LU (2012) In Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention 13(2).
Abstract
This article demonstrates how a dominant and an alternative interpretative repertoire are activated and negotiated within two focus group discussions conducted with elderly people around the issue of fear of crime: the active, competent actor and the potential victim. In contrast to quantitative generalist studies that tend to neglect the ambiguity and complexity of group membership and identification, a contextualized, dynamic, and interactive understanding of the elderly – as well as of the victim – identity is presented.
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sociologi, victim, interaction, identity, focus group, fear of crime, elderly, actor, competent, sociology
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Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention
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13
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Routledge
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1404-3858
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  abstract     = {This article demonstrates how a dominant and an alternative interpretative repertoire are activated and negotiated within two focus group discussions conducted with elderly people around the issue of fear of crime: the active, competent actor and the potential victim. In contrast to quantitative generalist studies that tend to neglect the ambiguity and complexity of group membership and identification, a contextualized, dynamic, and interactive understanding of the elderly – as well as of the victim – identity is presented.},
  author       = {Rypi, Anna},
  issn         = {1404-3858},
  keyword      = {sociologi,victim,interaction,identity,focus group,fear of crime,elderly,actor,competent,sociology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention},
  title        = {Not Afraid at All? Dominant and Alternative Interpretative Repertoires in Discourses of the Elderly on Fear of Crime},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2012},
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