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Crime and law in media culture

Author: Sheila Brown
Publisher: Buckingham ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work explores the situating of law and crime within the vast range and scope of contemporary media forms. Sheila Brown shows how crime and the law, or our understanding of them, are produced, reproduced, disturbed, and challenged in and through media culture.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Brown
ISBN: 0335205496 9780335205493 0335205488 9780335205486
OCLC Number: 50023415
Description: vi, 224 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Mediatization, modernity and globalization: crime and law in media culture? --
Approaching media, crime, and culture --
Thought-crime prevention? Early conceptions of the mass and the media --
Media messaging in modernity --
The global soul? Globalization, identity and media culture --
The emergence of the media hybrid --
The academe and the study of media, crime and law --
Modern media and the criminological project: dichotomies and dilemmas --
2. Real crime/crime stories: the collapse of fantasy and fact? --
Crime: metaphorically speaking, a practice? --
Crime dramas: the collapse of the 'real'? --
Will the missing context please stand up? 'Implosion' and its problems --
3. Novel forms, dramatic scenes: crime and law in popular culture --
Reading crime fiction: crime in popular culture --
Reading law film --
Reading the fictive: doing the culture --
4. Does splatter matter? Representing violence, regulating consumption --
A passionate cause: the splatter effect --
Representing violence and the body --
Contestation and cultures of violence --
The political and the aesthetic: gendered violence --
Does splatter (still) matter? --
5. (S)talking in cyberspace: virtuality, crime and law --
Cyberspace and cybercultures: approaching the prosthetic --
Crime, law and the cyber --
The virtual/real: where does it leave crime and law? --
6. Crime, law and media futures --
Cartographic convolutions? The media mapping of crime and law --
Beyond and outside the postmodern --
Crime and law in media culture --
Entailments, ethics and crime, law, media, futures.
Responsibility: Sheila Brown.

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