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By Gary Alan Fine

ISBN-10: 0226249409

ISBN-13: 9780226249407

ISBN-10: 0226249417

ISBN-13: 9780226249414

We take reputations with no consideration. Believing within the undesirable and the nice natures of our infamous or illustrious forebears is a part of our shared nationwide historical past. but we're principally unaware of how such reputations got here to be, who was once instrumental in growing them, and why. Even much less have we thought of how villains, simply up to heroes, have helped our society outline its values.

Presenting essays on America's so much reviled traitor, its worst president, and its such a lot arguable literary ingénue (Benedict Arnold, Warren G. Harding, and Lolita), between others, sociologist Gary Alan high-quality analyzes adverse, contested, and subcultural reputations. Difficult Reputations deals 8 compelling historic case reviews in addition to a theoretical creation situating the complicated roles in tradition and historical past that adverse reputations play.

Arguing the necessity for figuring out actual stipulations that bring about proposed interpretations, in addition to how reputations are given which means over the years, this booklet marks a tremendous contribution to the sociologies of tradition and knowledge.

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