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Crime Files

Transnational Crime Fiction

Mobility, Borders and Detection

Editors: Piipponen, Maarit, Mäntymäki, Helen, Rodi-Risberg, Marinella (Eds.)

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  • Combines the study of crime narratives with mobilities research
  • Highlights an increased geographical diversification of crime fiction
  • Examines crimes across borders, global flows of capital, the expansion and curtailment of human mobility, transnational spaces of production and consumption, and the mobilization of affects and emotions 
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Maarit Piipponen is University Lecturer in English literature at Tampere University, Finland. Her research focuses on constructions of gender and ethnicity as well as mobility and spatiality in crime fiction. She is the co-editor of Topographies of Popular Culture (2016).

Helen Mäntymäki is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Language and Communication Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, where she teaches English literature and culture. Her main research interests include violence, gender and species in crime fiction.

Marinella Rodi-Risberg is Affiliated Researcher, Department of Language and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and has published on representations of trauma in journals and books including Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, Studies in the Novel and Trauma and Literature (2018).

Reviews

“This rich, illuminating and ambitious volume brilliantly demonstrates an important truth about crime fiction—not just that mobility is written into its DNA formally, historically and geopolitically, but also that to think about the mobility of crime fiction is to interrogate the power dynamics at the heart of the genre’s global circulation and its preoccupation with the flow of people, money and goods across borders.” (Andrew Pepper, Senior Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast, UK)

“This is an innovative and imaginative collection of fifteen distinct essays which takes the reader across geo-political, cultural and economic borders, and to victims, crimes, criminal networks and police in contemporary Scandinavia, Morocco and South Africa, as well as Victorian London. The essays are diverse and offer wide-ranging analysis and argument, while remaining focused on globalisation, transnationalism and mobility.” (Vivien Miller, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham, UK)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • From Mobile Crimes to Crimes of Mobility

    Pages 1-41

    Piipponen, Maarit (et al.)

  • Transnational Crime in Deon Meyer’s Devil’s Peak and Santiago Gamboa’s Night Prayers

    Pages 45-61

    Naidu, Sam

  • Temporal, (Trans)National and Human Mobility in María Inés Krimer’s Kosher Trilogy

    Pages 63-78

    Miranda, Carolina

  • Abdelilah Hamdouchi’s Whitefly: Transnational Crime, Globalisation and the Arabic Police Procedural

    Pages 79-95

    Guldimann, Colette

  • Systemic Violence in the Borderlands: Anthony J. Quinn’s Border Angels and Alicia Gaspar de Alba’s Desert Blood

    Pages 97-113

    McCarney, Eoin D.

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Crime Fiction
Book Subtitle
Mobility, Borders and Detection
Editors
  • Maarit Piipponen
  • Helen Mäntymäki
  • Marinella Rodi-Risberg
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53413-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53413-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53412-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 306
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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