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Capitalism, Crime and Media in the 21st Century

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Examines the intimate relationship between capitalism, crime and the media

  • Considers how media acts as a site of resistance to the forces of capitalism

  • Looks at how news coverage and reporting are affected by power systems

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture (PSCMC)

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About this book

This edited collection from leading scholars in the fields of media, communications, cultural studies and a number of aligned areas looks to the intersection of capitalism, crime and the media. The text is founded on the principles of cultural criminology – that how we determine and understand crime lies in the social world and that the determination of crime and its mediation in popular culture have a political basis. The book consists of eleven chapters and is divided into three sections. Section one considers the intersection of crime and capitalism in a range of contemporary cultural texts. Section two examines how various power systems influence the operation of the media in its role of reporting crime and holding the powerful to account. Section three considers how texts in a variety of formats are used to conduct politics, communicate politics and enact political decision making. 

Keywords

  • media
  • crime
  • cultural studies
  • film
  • tv
  • criminal justice
  • capitalism
  • criminology
  • social policy
  • Mr Robot
  • capitalist realism
  • true crime
  • Making a Murderer
  • Mark Fisher
  • Jimmy Saville
  • Anti-Austerity
  • violence and crime

Editors and Affiliations

  • College of Humanities, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

    Neil Ewen

  • Crime and Justice Research Centre, University of Winchester, Winchester, UK

    Alan Grattan

  • School of Media and Film, University of Winchester, Winchester, UK

    Marcus Leaning, Paul Manning

About the editors

Neil Ewen is Senior Lecturer in Communications at the University of Exeter, UK.

 

Alan Grattan is Senior Lecturer and teaches on the Criminology degree at the University of Winchester, UK.

 

Marcus Leaning is Professor of Digital Media Education and teaches on the BA Media and Communications degree at the University of Winchester, UK.

 

Paul Manning is retired but was Reader in Media Sociology at the School of Media and Film at the University of Winchester, UK. 


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eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-56444-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)