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Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture

Transmedia Crime Stories

The Trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the Globalised Media Sphere

Editors: Gies, Lieve, Bortoluzzi, Maria (Eds.)

  • One of the first full-length academic titles on the Amanda Knox case 
  • Includes a Foreword by Yvonne Jewkes, research professor at the University of Brighton, UK and author of Media and Crime 
  • Brings together some of the leading scholars from a number of fields 
  • Highly multidisciplinary 
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About this book

This collection focuses on media representations of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, defendants in the Meredith Kercher murder case. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, encompassing criminology, socio-legal analysis, critical discourse studies, cultural studies and celebrity studies, the book analyses how this case was narrated in the media and why Knox emerged as the main protagonist. The case was one of the first transmedia crime stories, shaped and influenced by its circulation between a variety of media platforms. The chapters show how the new media landscape impacts on the way in which different stakeholders, from suspects and victims’ families to journalists and the general public, are engaging with criminal justice. While traditional news media played a significant role in the construction of innocence and guilt, social media offered users a worldwide forum to talk back in a way that both amplified and challenged the dominant media narrative biased in favour of a presumption of guilt. 
This book begins with a new and original foreword written by Yvonne Jewkes, University of Brighton, UK. 

About the authors

Lieve Gies is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester, UK. Her research principally concerns the intersections between law, media and popular culture. Her publications include Law and the Media: The Future of an Uneasy Relationship (2008) and Mediating Human Rights: Media, Culture and Human Rights Law (2014). 
Maria Bortoluzzi is Associate Professor of English Language at the University of Udine, Italy. Her research interests are in the areas of critical discourse studies and teacher education. Her latest research work and publications deal with language in social media communities and ICT for language teacher education.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Transmedia Crime Stories

    Gies, Lieve (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • What’s in a Name? The UK Newspapers’ Fabrication and Commodification of Foxy Knoxy

    Goulandris, Atalanta (et al.)

    Pages 17-45

  • Scarlet Letters from Perugia: ‘Slut-Shaming’ and the Media Representations of Amanda Knox

    Simkin, Stevie

    Pages 47-68

  • (A)moral Representation: The Hyper-sexual Construction of Amanda Knox

    Holohan, Siobhan

    Pages 69-85

  • SIAMO INNOCENTI: Twitter and the Performative Practices of the ‘Real’ Amanda Knox

    Clifford, Katrina

    Pages 89-109

Buy this book

eBook £79.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59004-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59003-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transmedia Crime Stories
Book Subtitle
The Trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the Globalised Media Sphere
Editors
  • Lieve Gies
  • Maria Bortoluzzi
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59004-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59004-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59003-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 236
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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