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Biressi, Anita

Crime, fear and the law in true crime stories

Biressi, Anita - Crime, fear and the law in true crime stories, ebook

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Why do true crime stories exert such popular fascination? What do they have to say about the fear of crime in the present moment? This book examines the historical origins and development of true crime and its evolution into distinctive contemporary forms. Embracing a range of non-fiction accounts - true crime book and magazines, law and order television, popular journalism - it traces how they harness and explore current concerns about law and order, crime and punishment and personal vulnerability.
Contents:
Preface
Acknowledgements
PART ONE: TRUE CRIME: ISSUES, HISTORIES, CONTEXTS
Introduction
'True Stories Only'
Histories of True Crime Discourses of Law and Order in Modern Britain
PART TWO: TRUE CRIME: STORIES, BODIES, CRIMINALS
Crime Magazine Stories: From American Idiom to an English Vernacular
Period True Crime: History from Below?
Daring to Know: Looking at the Body in the New True Crime Magazine
Figure in a Landscape: The Dangerous Individual in Criminal Biography
Bibliography
Index
Author Biographies:
ANITA BIRESSI is a Lecturer in Media Studies at the Department of Arts and Media, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College.
Printing of the book is limited to 10 pages per day.

Keywords: literature, crime stories, media, modernism, english literature

Author(s)
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
Publication year
2001
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
251 pages
Categories
Litterary Studies
 
Novels
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
1-4039-1359-5

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