Murder Made in Italy

Murder Made in Italy

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The conviction in an Italian court of Amanda Knox, an American student accused of murder, once more drew attention to crime and punishment in Italy. Looking at media coverage of three earlier, very prominent murder cases, Murder Made in Italy explores the cultural issues raised by the murders and how they reflect developments in Italian civil society over the past 20 years. Providing detailed descriptions of each murder, investigation, and court case, Ellen Nerenberg addresses the perception of lawlessness in Italy, the country's geography of crime, its welfare state and savage youth culture, and the generalized fear for public safety among the Italian population. Nerenberg examines the fictional and nonfictional representations of these crimes through the lenses of moral panic, media spectacle, true crime writing, and the abject body.... 303a€“304n10 Paoli, Gino, 276n45 Paoli, Letizia, 269n39, 328n12 Papergang ( Tondelli), 133 parenting manuals, 15, ... 67a€“68, 73; Il senso dellafrase, 55, 67a€“71 , 72a€“73, 281n28, 285n68; televisiona#39;s influence on, 144; Il vizio della#39;agnello, anbsp;...

Title:Murder Made in Italy
Author:Ellen Victoria Nerenberg
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2012


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