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Transnational Crime Fiction : Mobility, Borders and Detection (2020)

Piipponen, M., Mäntymäki, H., & Rodi-Risberg, M. (Eds.). (2020). Transnational Crime Fiction : Mobility, Borders and Detection. Palgrave Macmillan. Crime Files. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53413-4

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Piipponen, 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

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

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Focusing on contemporary crime narratives from different parts of the world, this collection of essays explores the mobility of crimes, criminals and investigators across social, cultural and national borders. The essays argue that such border crossings reflect on recent sociocultural transformations and geopolitical anxieties to create an image of networked and interconnected societies where crime is not easily contained. The book further analyses crime texts’ wider sociocultural and affective significance by examining the global mobility of the genre itself across cultures, languages and media. Underlining the global reach and mobility of the crime genre, the collection analyses types and representations of mobility in literary and visual crime narratives, inviting comparisons between texts, crimes and mobilities in a geographically diverse context. The collection ultimately understands mobility as an object of study and a critical lens through which transformations in our globalised world can be examined.

Keywords: crime; crimes; criminals; internationality; mobility; border crossings; international crime; sociocultural factors; affectivity; crime fiction

Free keywords: mobility studies; crime fiction studies; human mobility and travel; border crossing; transnational crime; crime narratives; globalization

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Reporting Year: 2020

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