Crime Culture: Figuring Criminality in Fiction and Film (Paperback)
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Crime Culture: Figuring Criminality in Fiction and Film (Paperback)

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Published: 30/07/2012
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By broadening the focus beyond classic English detective fiction, the American 'hard-boiled' crime novel and the gangster movie, Crime Culture breathes new life into staple themes of crime fiction and cinema.

Leading international scholars from the fields of literary and cultural studies analyze a range of literature and film, from neglected examples of film noir and 'true crime', crime fiction by female African American writers, to reality TV, recent films such as Elephant, Collateral and The Departed, and contemporary fiction by J. G. Ballard, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Margaret Atwood. They offer groundbreaking interpretations of new elements such as the mythology of the hitman, technology and the image, and the cultural impact of 'senseless' murders and reveal why crime is a powerful way of making sense of the broader concerns shaping modern culture and society.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
ISBN: 9781441150165
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 354 g


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This exciting collection of essays discusses a wide variety of subjects—including film noir, violence and gender, crime fictions, the hit man, and true crime—under the heading of ‘crime culture,' a concept that is both original and thought-provoking. This cutting-edge volume is essential reading for anyone interested in crime narratives. - David F. Schmid, Associate Professor, Department of English, University at Buffalo, USA

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