Crime and Nation
Immacolata Amodeo, Eva Erdmann (Eds.)
Crime and Nation: Political and Cultural Mappings of Criminality in New and Traditional Media
ISBN 978-3-86821-195-5, 166 S., kt., € 19,50 (2009)
(IK - Intercultural Knowledge, Bd. 1)
This volume presents a series of papers discussing the national and cultural dimensions of crime in diverse media within varied cultural and historical contexts. The configuration of local settings, crime scenes, murderers and investigators is analyzed in opera, theater, film and television from the 19th to the 21st century. With the collaboration of scholars from different national, cultural and disciplinary backgrounds, including the fields of literature, sociology, psychology, musicology, cultural, media and performance studies, this volume aims at delineating the connection between crime and nation as well as understanding its significance in the dynamics of cultural transformation. In view of the recent developments in crime fiction, it becomes evident that the concept of nation has to be critically revised.
Buchvorschau / Inhaltsverzeichnis (pdf)
"Crime and Nation is an important contribution to the growing body of work on national and cultural aspects of crime in different media, and will certainly inspire new research in this area of study."
Diana Spokiene, IASL online (2011)