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Crime Files

Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction

A World of Crime

Editors: Pepper, Andrew, Schmid, David (Eds.)

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Why has crime fiction become a global genre? How do writers use crime fiction to reflect upon the changing nature of crime and policing in our contemporary world? This book argues that the globalization of crime fiction should not be celebrated uncritically. Instead, it looks at the new forms and techniques writers are using to examine the crimes and policing practices that define a rapidly changing world. In doing so, this collection of essays examines how the relationship between global crime, capitalism, and policing produces new configurations of violence in crime fiction – and asks whether the genre can find ways of analyzing and even opposing such violence as part of its necessarily limited search for justice both within and beyond the state.  

About the authors

Andrew Pepper is Senior Lecturer in English at Queen’s University Belfast. He is the author of The Contemporary American Crime Novel (2000) and Unwilling Executioner: Crime Fiction and the State (2016). He has also written five crime novels set in nineteenth-century Britain and Ireland including The Last Days of Newgate.

David Schmid is Associate Professor of English at the University of Buffalo, USA. He is the author of Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture (2005), the co-author of Zombie Talk: Culture, History, Politics (2015), and the editor of Violence in American Popular Culture (2015).  

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“These searching and detailed essays reveal how some crime fiction writers are tracing modern crime to the negative impact of the state in the allegedly developed world, and also to the often overlapping forces of international neo-liberalism.” (Stephen Knight, University of Melbourne, Australia)  

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction

    Pages 1-19

    Pepper, Andrew (et al.)

  • The Bad and the Evil: Justice in the Novels of Pago Ignacio Taibo II

    Pages 21-38

    Schmid, David

  • Work and Death in the Global City: Natsuo Kirino’s Out as Neoliberal Noir

    Pages 39-57

    Breu, Christopher

  • “Local Hells” and State Crimes: Place, Politics, and Deviance in David Peace’s Red Riding Quartet

    Pages 59-77

    Shaw, Katy

  • The State We’re In: Global Politics and Economics in the Novels of Dominique Manotti

    Pages 79-98

    Desnain, Véronique

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction
Book Subtitle
A World of Crime
Editors
  • Andrew Pepper
  • David Schmid
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42573-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-42573-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42572-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 247
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