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Affective Estrangement and Ecological Destruction in TV Crime Series Fortitude (2020)

Koistinen, A.-K., & Mäntymäki, H. (2020). Affective Estrangement and Ecological Destruction in TV Crime Series Fortitude. In M. Piiponen, H. Mäntymäki, & M. Rodi-Risberg (Eds.), Transnational Crime Fiction : Mobility, Borders and Detection (pp. 261-277). Palgrave Macmillan. Crime Files. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53413-4_14

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa; Mäntymäki, Helen

Parent publication: Transnational Crime Fiction : Mobility, Borders and Detection

Parent publication editors: Piiponen, Maarit; Mäntymäki, Helen; Rodi-Risberg, Marinella

ISBN: 978-3-030-53412-7

eISBN: 978-3-030-53413-4

Journal or series: Crime Files

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 261-277

Number of pages in the book: 306

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53413-4_14

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72560


Koistinen and Mäntymäki examine how graphic violence evokes affect in the context of ecological destruction in the UK-produced TV crime fiction series Fortitude (2015–17). They argue that the series mobilises generic exchange by incorporating speculative elements into a traditional crime narrative structure, thereby creating space for affective estrangement. They show how the amalgamation of violence, ecological destruction and affect serves as an entrance into socioecological critique with a strong cautionary element through the negotiation between the human and nonhuman and the ethics of violence. Theoretically, the chapter relies on Sara Ahmed’s view of affect as social processes produced through circulation.

Keywords: television series; crime series; violence (activity); violent entertainment; affectivity; alienation; ethics; climate changes; political ecology; criticism

Free keywords: Fortitude; genre hybridisation; affect; affective estrangement; ethics of violence; climate change; graphic violence

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 3

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