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Looking at media coverage of three 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, 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. The worldwide publicity given the recent case of Amanda Knox, the American student tried for murder in a Perugia court, once more drew attention to crime and punishment in Italy and is the subject of the epilogue.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Murder Made in Italy
  2. pp. 2-3
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  1. Title
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 5-5
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. 6-9
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. ix-11
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Making a Killing
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. PART ONE. SERIAL KILLING
  2. pp. 19-22
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  1. 1. The “Monster” of Florence: Serial Murders and Investigation
  2. pp. 23-53
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  1. 2. Monstrous Murder: Serial Killers and Detectives in Contemporary Italian Fiction
  2. pp. 54-71
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  1. 3. “Penile” Procedure: Law and Order in Dario Argento’s Cinema
  2. pp. 72-104
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  1. PART TWO. MATRICIDE AND FRATRICIDE: ERIKA, OMAR, AND VIOLENT YOUTH IN ITALY
  2. pp. 105-108
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  1. 4. Sono stati loro: Erika, Omar, and the Double Homicide of Susy Cassini and Gianluca De Nardo in Novi Ligure
  2. pp. 109-128
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  1. 5. The Raw and the Cooked: Transnational Media and Violence in Italy’s Cannibal Pulp Fiction of the 1990s
  2. pp. 129-154
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  1. PART THREE. FILICIDE: THE BAD/MAD MOTHER OF COGNE AND VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN
  2. pp. 155-158
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  1. 6. The Yellow and the Black: Cogne; or, Crime of the Century
  2. pp. 159-186
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  1. 7. Spectacular Grief and Public Mourning
  2. pp. 187-202
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  1. 8. Unspeakable Crimes: Children as Witnesses, Victims, and Perpetrators
  2. pp. 203-242
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  1. Epilogue: Kiss Me Deadly
  2. pp. 243-261
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 263-336
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 337-360
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 361-384
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253012425
Related ISBN
9780253356253
MARC Record
OCLC
848917438
Pages
400
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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