Science Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
December 2014, Volume 2014, ISSN:2276-6359
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
NSFW: Experiencing Immanentism or Transcendence upon Hearing Gilbert Gottfried's Rendition of Fifty Shades of Grey in the Postmodern Workplace, Or Liberatory Criminology
1Dr. Barry Brummett, 2Dr. Joshua Gunn, 3Mr. Jon Hoffman, Lecturer, 4Amy Young,
1Professor of Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin ,
One University Station, Mailcode A1105, Austin, TX 78712-0115
2Associate Professor of Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin .
One University Station, Mailcode A1105
3Lecturer, Department of Communication, 2130 Skinner Building, University of Maryland,
College Park, MD 20742-7635, Austin, TX 78712-0115
4Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Theatre, Aida Ingram Hall, Room 101,
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 98447
Accepted November 06, 2014; Available Online 18 December,2014
By examining the self-reports of individuals who have listened to the "audio book" version of the novel Fifty Shades of Grey at their place of employment, we argue the practice of such listening can be read as a form of liberatory criminology. Liberatory criminology, we argue, is a counter-hegemonic practice of hearing that tempts both immanetism and transcendence in three enjoyable ways: revulsion, envy, and ecstasy.
Keywords:Postmodern, Helmglot, Criminology, Fifty Shades.