Wed 22 June 2005
The issue of analyzing for process (Strauss, Corbin, chap. 11) brings another view on whole story of the Boston miracle. What kind of process are we actually observing? What is routine, what is a reaction to unexpected and what is emerging from the process?
How does the changing image (from scary & dangerous city to community & cooperation with satisfaction & glorification) influences the process?
One thing is obvious—when I have turned to newspapers and image analysis, I have also shifted from pure criminology towards something which has in itself a lot of political science. Are there any lessons about image-driven behavior already developed in the political science which can be brought to criminology and to the theory of reintegrative shaming & co.?