Constructing Crime: Discourse and Cultural Representations of Crime and 'Deviance' by C. GregoriouConstructing Crime: Discourse and Cultural Representations of Crime and 'Deviance' by C. Gregoriou

Constructing Crime: Discourse and Cultural Representations of Crime and 'Deviance'

byC. Gregoriou

Hardcover | February 29, 2012

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Crime and criminals are a pervasive theme in all areas of our culture, including media, journalism, film and literature. This book explores how crime is constructed and culturally represented through a range of areas including Spanish, English Language and Literature, Music, Criminology, Gender, Law, Cultural and Criminal Justice Studies.
CHARLOTTE BEYER Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire, UK RICHARD BROWN Reader in Modern Literature at the University of Leeds, UK MARTYN COLEBROOKPhD candidate MALCAH EFFRON Adjunct Faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County, USA LUCY EVANS Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature at the Unive...
Title:Constructing Crime: Discourse and Cultural Representations of Crime and 'Deviance'Format:HardcoverDimensions:249 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.95 inPublished:February 29, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230299776

ISBN - 13:9780230299771


Table of Contents

Editor Preface Notes on Contributors PART I: CONSTRUCTING CRIMINAL FACTS The Devil Drives a Lada: The Social Construction of Hackers as the Cybercriminal; D.S.Wall Scanning Bodies, Stripping Rights? How do UK's Media Discourses Portray Airport Security Measures?; C.Gregoriou & P.Troullinou Narrative and Historical Truth in Delayed Civil Actions for Child Abuse; T.Ward The Edgier Waters of the Era: Gordon Burn's Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son; M.Colebrook PART II: CONSTRUCTING CRIMINAL FICTIONS Cogito ergo sum: Criminal Logic and Mad-Discourse in Shutter Island; M.E.Iwen 'ARMAGGEDON WAS YESTERDAY- TODAY WE HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM': Pre- and post- millennial Tropes for Crime and Criminality in Fiction by David Peace and Stieg Larsson; R.Brown 'It's a sin [...] Using Ludwig van like that. He did no harm to anyone, Beethoven just wrote music': The Role of the Incongruent Soundtrack in the Representation of the Cinematic Criminal; D.Ireland Criminal Publication and Victorian Prefaces: Suspending Disbelief in Sensation Fiction; M.Effron PART III: CONSTRUCTING SOCIAL IDENTITIES AND WRONGDOINGS Crime through a Corpus: The Linguistic Construction of Offenders in the British Press; U.Tabbert Popular Faces of Crime in Spain; A.Sinclair Reinventing the Badman in Jamaican Fiction and Film; L.Evans Neurotecs: Detectives, Disability and Cognitive Exceptionality in Contemporary Fiction; S.Murray PART IV: CONSTRUCTING GENDERED CRIME Engendering Violence: Textual and Sexual Torture in Val McDermid's The Mermaids Singing; K.Watson Life of Crime: Feminist Crime/Life Writing in Sara Paretsky, Writing in an Age of Silence , P.D. James, Time to be in Earnest: A Fragment of Autobiography , and Val McDermid, A Suitable Job for a Woman: Inside the World of Women Private Eyes; C.Beyer Understanding Aileen Wuornos: Pushing the Limits of Empathy; M.Koolen Notes Index