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

Hardcover | April 15, 2012

EditorChristiana Gregoriou

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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.

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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 Stud...

CHRISTIANA GREGORIOU is Lecturer at Leeds University, UK. In addition to several articles, she has published English Literary Stylistics, a Crime Files monograph on (the Edgar and Anthony-nominated) Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction, and a critical stylistics monograph on Language, Ideology and Identity in Serial Killer Narrative...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.56 × 5.71 × 0.95 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230299771

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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