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Edgework

  • By: Christopher Williams
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

The term edgework was coined by the celebrated gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson who, in his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, describes moments of fulfillment or self-realization that emerge through the experience of pushing boundaries and negotiating “edges.” Thompson's ...

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