Crime Scene Spain

Crime Scene Spain

This essay collection examines the changing cultural, political and physical landscape of Spain as represented in Spanish crime fiction of the last three decades.

Author: Jacky Collins

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786454471

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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This essay collection examines the changing cultural, political and physical landscape of Spain as represented in Spanish crime fiction of the last three decades. The first several essays focus on crime fiction set in Barcelona and look at, among other topics, the symbiotic relationship between the city and the detective in Francisco González Ledesma’s long-running Inspector Méndez series, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s treatments of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, and place and identity in Alicia Giménez-Bartlett’s Petra Delicado series. Other essays examine regional and cultural illiteracy in Jorge Martínez Reverte’s Gálvez series and Spain’s changing urban centers as represented in Andreu Martin’s El blues de la semana más negra.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Crime Scene Spain

Crime Scene Spain

This essay collection examines the changing cultural, political and physical landscape of Spain as represented in Spanish crime fiction of the last three decades.

Author: Jacky Collins

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786441577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

View: 908

This essay collection examines the changing cultural, political and physical landscape of Spain as represented in Spanish crime fiction of the last three decades. The first several essays focus on crime fiction set in Barcelona and look at, among other topics, the symbiotic relationship between the city and the detective in Francisco Gonzalez Ledesma's long-running Inspector Mendez series, Manuel Vazquez Montalban's treatments of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, and place and identity in Alicia Gimenez-Bartlett's Petra Delicado series. Other essays examine regional and cultural illiteracy in Jorge Martinez Reverte's Galvez series and Spain's changing urban centers as represented in Andreu Martin's El blues de la semana mas negra.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Criminal Law in Spain

Criminal Law in Spain

According to the statutory provisions, the observation and analysis of the crime scene is the first investigative act the investigating judge shall perform.

Author: Lorena Bachmaier Winter

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9789403521329

Category: Law

Page: 400

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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides a practical analysis of criminal law in Spain. An introduction presents the necessary background information about the framework and sources of the criminal justice system, and then proceeds to a detailed examination of the grounds for criminal liability, the justification of criminal offences, the defences that diminish or excuse criminal liability, the classification of criminal offences, and the sanctions system. Coverage of criminal procedure focuses on the organization of investigations, pre-trial proceedings, trial stage, and legal remedies. A final part describes the execution of sentences and orders, the prison system, and the extinction of custodial sanctions or sentences. Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for criminal lawyers, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and criminal court judges handling cases connected with Spain. Academics and researchers, as well as the various international organizations in the field, will welcome this very useful guide, and will appreciate its value in the study of comparative criminal law.
Categories: Law

Exceptional Crime in Early Modern Spain

Exceptional Crime in Early Modern Spain

Crime. Scene. “Que hai que hacer mas?”, asked Francisco de Goya on the verge ... and film schools offer advanced classes on horror effects and crime scenes, ...

Author: Elena del Río Parra

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004392397

Category: History

Page: 230

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In Exceptional Crime in Early Modern Spain Elena del Río Parra brings together a myriad of criminal accounts to examine the aesthetic and rhetorical construction of violent murder and its cultural stance in early modern Spain.
Categories: History

Spanish Women Authors of Serial Crime Fiction

Spanish Women Authors of Serial Crime Fiction

And crime fiction series frequently integrate multiple measures of ... of Place in Crime and Mystery Fiction (McFarland, 2008) and Crime Scene Spain, ...

Author: Inmaculada Pertusa-Seva

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527559967

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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With its focus on recent detective series featuring female investigators, this collection analyzes the authors’ treatment of current social, political and economic problems in Spain and beyond, in addition to exploring interrelations between gender, globalization, the environment and technology. The contributions here reveal the varied ways in which the use of a series allows for a deeper consideration of such issues, in addition to permitting the more extensive development of the protagonist investigator and her reactions to, and methods of, dealing with personal and professional challenges of the twenty-first century. In these stories, the authors employ strategies that break with long-standing conventions, developing crime fiction in unexpected ways, incorporating elements of science fiction, the supernatural, and the historical novel, as well as varied geographical settings (small towns, provincial cities, and rural communities) beyond the urban environment, all of which contributes to the reinvigoration of the genre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Spain s vicereine

Spain s vicereine

one of Spain's ports. I found this ring and this watch near the crime scene,' The Audiencia confiscated the two pieces of evidence.

Author: Rashid Dossett

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244966027

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Violence and Victimhood in Hispanic Crime Fiction

Violence and Victimhood in Hispanic Crime Fiction

Judy Cervantes is an assistant professor of Spanish at St. Norbert College in ... of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Detective Fiction and Crime Scene Spain.

Author: Shalisa M. Collins,

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476632018

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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At the heart of crime fiction is an investigation into an act of violence. Studies of the genre have generally centered on the relationship between the criminal and the investigator. Focusing on contemporary crime fiction from the Spanish-speaking world, this collection of new essays explores the role of the victim. Contributors discuss how the definition of "victim," the nature of the crime, the identification of the body and its treatment by authorities reflect shifting social landscapes, changing demographics, economic crises and political corruption and instability.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Policing Gender and Alicia Gim nez Bartlett s Crime Fiction

Policing Gender and Alicia Gim  nez Bartlett s Crime Fiction

Crime Scene Spain: Essays on Post-Franco Crime Fiction.” Ed. Renée W. Craig-Odders and Jacky Collins. Jefferson, NC, and London: McFarland, 2009. 11–33.

Author: Nina L. Molinaro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317079064

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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Alicia Giménez Bartlett’s popular crime series, written in Spanish and organized around the exploits of Police Inspector Petra Delicado and Deputy Inspector Fermin Garzon, is arguably the most successful detective series published in Spain during the previous three decades. Nina L. Molinaro examines the tensions between the rhetoric of gender differences espoused by the woman detective and the orthodox ideology of the police procedural. She argues that even as the series incorporates gender differences into the crime series formula, it does so in order to correct women, naturalize men’s authority, sanction social hierarchies, and assuage collective anxieties. As Molinaro shows, with the exception of the protagonist, the women characters require constant surveillance and modification, often as a result of men’s supposedly intrinsic protectiveness or excessive sexuality. Men, by contrast, circulate more freely in the fictional world and are intrinsic to the political, psychological, and economic prosperity of their communities. Molinaro situates her discussion in Petra Delicado’s contemporary Spain of dog owners, ¡Hola!, Russian cults, and gated communities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Changing Spanish Family

The Changing Spanish Family

... Fiction: Essays on the Género Negro Tradition (McFarland, 2006) and Crime Scene Spain: Investigations ofPlace in Contemporary Spanish Crime Fiction.

Author: Tiffany Trotman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786487530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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Despite centuries of Catholic conservatism, Spain stands among the Western countries that have recently embraced non-traditional families. A decline in the dominance of extended families, the upswing in single-parent households, and an increase in the number of working mothers have all transformed what it means to be a "Spanish family." Many factors have prompted this change, including the end of Franco's dictatorship, the liberalization of society, economic reforms, Spanish feminism, and recent Socialist constitutional reforms recognizing the rights of same-sex partners. This collection of essays examines how authors, filmmakers and playwrights are engaging with changes to Spanish culture, exploring the very redefining of Spanish society.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Criminalistics Forensic Science Crime and Terrorism

Criminalistics  Forensic Science  Crime  and Terrorism

The ruling conservative Popular Party of Spain had what seemed to be an ... skills prevented it from taking the Spanish police seriously. on the CRIME SCENE ...

Author: James E. Girard

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449691806

Category: Law

Page: 520

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Designed for students that are not biology, chemistry, or physics majors, this fully revised and updated Third Edition of the best-selling Criminalistics: Forensic Science, Crime, and Terrorism provides a comprehensive introduction to forensic science, the scientific principles that are the underpinnings of crime analysis, and the practical application of these principles. Essential topics such as fingerprint identification, DNA, ballistics, detection of forgeries, forensic toxicology, computer forensics, and the identification and analysis of illicit drugs are thoroughly explained in a reader-friendly manner. Unlike comparable texts, the Third Edition includes coverage of important terrorism and homeland security issues, including explosives, cybercrime, cyberterrorism, and weapons of mass destruction. The text is also the only book on the market with a detailed description of DNA and CODIS techniques used by professionals.
Categories: Law

Spanish Spaces

Spanish Spaces

Landscape, Space and Place in Contemporary Spanish Culture Ann Davies. CHAPTER. FIVE. Crime. scene: landscape. and. the. law. of. the. land. T.

Author: Ann Davies

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846318221

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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Contemporary cultural geography and contemporary Spanish culture are married in this pioneering study of space and place. Spain's varied terrain—with complex negotiations between the rural, urban, and coastal—offers an ideal setting in which to explore questions of landscape, space, and place. In Spanish Spaces, Ann Davies draws on contemporary Spanish film and literature to explore Spain's sophisticated sense of its geographical and spatial self.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Lesbian Realities Lesbian Fictions in Contemporary Spain

Lesbian Realities Lesbian Fictions in Contemporary Spain

British author Thomas De Quincey acknowledged that the act of killing, together with the crime scene fashioned by the murderer, could be considered ...

Author: Nancy Vosburg

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9781611480214

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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Lesbian Realities/Lesbian Fictions in Contemporary Spain focuses exclusively on manifestations of lesbian cultures and identities in contemporary Spain. Bringing together key essays from a range of international scholars, this anthology of critical essays examines the changing cultural, sociological and political landscape of Spain at the turn of the millennium. Divided into two sections, the first contributions focus on the realities of lesbian lives and looks at how Spanish lesbian identities are constructed through language and the media. The essays in the second section analyze contemporary lesbian identities as manifested in novels and short stories published since the late 1980s by authors such as Carme Riera, Lola van Guardia, Flavia Company and Mabel GalOn. The aim of this volume is to provide a significant and coherent contribution in English to the body of knowledge within an evolving subject area that has remained relatively under-researched until recently. This is an invaluable publication for teachers and students of Spanish cultural studies, global sexuality and gender studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Featuring Post National Spain

Featuring Post National Spain

In the execution of these crimes, the fascination of hurting or murdering ... as implied by hints in the landscape and architecture of the mise en scène, ...

Author: Andrés Zamora

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781781384626

Category: History

Page: 224

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In the last quarter of the twentieth century a considerable number of Spanish films were involved in the task of essaying the nation, that is, of attempting to make it or make it over, of trying to reshape a national identity inexorably dictated by General Francisco Franco up to his death. The book explores four major issues in this regard: 1) the filmic negotiations of the borders of the nation, focusing particularly on the debated and controversial development of Basque cinema vis-à-vis the films produced in the rest of Spain; 2) the persistence of the old obsession with violence, thought of as an inescapable native trait, in a large amount of post-dictatorial films; 3) the newfound insatiable appetite for cinematic travelling, for going out and coming in through all possible variations of the road and travel movie genres; 4) and the vindication of the mother qua a benign emblem of the land and its people, of the nation. There is a narrative in Spanish cinema, taken as a collective discourse, which ties together these four cinematic topoi and proposes a nation whose specificity must be precisely its impurity-difference within as essence-a hybrid nation located in temporal and spatial rendezvous of past and present, tradition and novelty, centre and margin, inside and outside, on and beyond.
Categories: History

Fashioning Spanish Cinema

Fashioning Spanish Cinema

An editing cut leads to a close-up of the gloves, which could have implicated her at the crime scene. Gloves are, of course, usual suspects in crime films, ...

Author: Jorge Pérez

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487539740

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Costume design is a crucial, but frequently overlooked, aspect of film that fosters an appreciation of the diverse ways in which film and fashion enrich each other. These influential industries offer representations of ideas, values, and beliefs that shape and construct cultural identities. In Fashioning Spanish Cinema, Jorge Pérez analyses the use of clothing and fashion as costumes within Spanish cinema, paying particular attention to the significance of those costumes in relation to the visual styles and the narratives of the films. The author examines the links between costume analysis and other fields and theoretical frameworks such as fashion studies, the history of dress, celebrity studies, and gender and feminist studies. Fashioning Spanish Cinema looks at instances in which costumes are essential to shaping the public image of stars, such as Conchita Montenegro, Sara Montiel, Victoria Abril, and Penélope Cruz. Focusing on examples in which costumes have discursive autonomy, it explores how costumes engage with broader issues of identity and, relatedly, how costumes impact everyday practices and fashion trends beyond cinema. Drawing on case studies from multiple periods, films by contemporary directors and genres, and red-carpet events such as the Oscars and Goya Awards, Fashioning Spanish Cinema contributes a pivotal Spanish perspective to expanding interdisciplinary work on the intersections between film and fashion.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

Annika Bengtzon is assigned to the story, and when she arrives in Spain and gains access to the crime scene, she is horrified to discover there was a third child – a teenage daughter – who is unaccounted for.

Author: Liza Marklund

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409043461

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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A violent robbery, a family murdered, a daughter missing... Annika Bengtzon is assigned to cover the story for the Evening Post. But when she arrives in Spain she discovers there was a third child – a teenage daughter – who is unaccounted for. Annika makes it her mission to find the missing girl. But as she delves into the mystery she becomes embroiled in a far darker side of Spanish life than she’d envisioned, as she begins to piece together a terrifying story of violence, abuse and murder.
Categories: Fiction

The Story of Spanish

The Story of Spanish

... the Santa Hermandad was known for arriving late on the crime scene. To this day, the Spanish use the ironic expression 'j'A haenas horas, ...

Author: Jean-Benoit Nadeau

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250023162

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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Just how did a dialect spoken by a handful of shepherds in Northern Spain become the world's second most spoken language, the official language of twenty-one countries on two continents, and the unofficial second language of the United States? Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow, the husband-and-wife team who chronicled the history of the French language in The Story of French, now look at the roots and spread of modern Spanish. Full of surprises and honed in Nadeau and Barlow's trademark style, combining personal anecdote, reflections, and deep research, The Story of Spanish is the first full biography of a language that shaped the world we know, and the only global language with two names—Spanish and Castilian. The story starts when the ancient Phoenicians set their sights on "The Land of the Rabbits," Spain's original name, which the Romans pronounced as Hispania. The Spanish language would pick up bits of Germanic culture, a lot of Arabic, and even some French on its way to taking modern form just as it was about to colonize a New World. Through characters like Queen Isabella, Christopher Columbus, Cervantes, and Goya, The Story of Spanish shows how Spain's Golden Age, the Mexican Miracle, and the Latin American Boom helped shape the destiny of the language. Other, more somber episodes, also contributed, like the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion of Spain's Jews, the destruction of native cultures, the political instability in Latin America, and the dictatorship of Franco. The Story of Spanish shows there is much more to Spanish than tacos, flamenco, and bullfighting. It explains how the United States developed its Hispanic personality from the time of the Spanish conquistadors to Latin American immigration and telenovelas. It also makes clear how fundamentally Spanish many American cultural artifacts and customs actually are, including the dollar sign, barbecues, ranching, and cowboy culture. The authors give us a passionate and intriguing chronicle of a vibrant language that thrived through conquests and setbacks to become the tongue of Pedro Almodóvar and Gabriel García Márquez, of tango and ballroom dancing, of millions of Americans and hundreds of millions of people throughout the world.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies

The Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies

Because the main causes underlying the crimes committed in these novels happen to be misogyny ... In Crime Scene Spain: Essays on Post-Franco Crime Fiction, ...

Author: Javier Munoz-Basols

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317487302

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 717

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Categories: Foreign Language Study

Re collecting the Past

 Re collecting the Past

Historical Memory in Spanish Literature and Culture Melissa Stewart, ... Spanish crime fiction and lesbian cultures, including Crime Scene Spain (2009) and ...

Author: Melissa Stewart

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443889308

Category: History

Page: 222

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This collection explores the role of memoria histórica in its broadest sense, bringing together studies of narrative, theatre, visual expressions, film, television, and radio that provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural production in Spain in this regard. Employing a wide range of critical approaches to works that examine, comment on, and recreate events and epochs from the civil war to the present, the essays gathered here bring together research and intercultural memory to investigate half a century of cultural production, ranging from “high culture” to more popular productions, such as television series and graphic novels. A testament to the conflation of multiple silencings – be they of the defeated, victims of trauma or women – this project is about hearing the voices of the unheard and recovering their muted past.
Categories: History

Re collecting the Past

 Re collecting the Past

This collection explores the role of memoria històrica in its broadest sense, bringing together studies of narrative, theatre, visual expressions, film, television, and radio that provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural ...

Author: Jacky Collins

Publisher:

ISBN: 1443886858

Category: Collective memory

Page: 200

View: 808

This collection explores the role of memoria històrica in its broadest sense, bringing together studies of narrative, theatre, visual expressions, film, television, and radio that provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural production in Spain in this regard. Employing a wide range of critical approaches to works that examine, comment on, and recreate events and epochs from the civil war to the present, the essays gathered here bring together research and intercultural memory to investigate half a century of cultural production, ranging from "high culture" to more popular productions, such as television series and graphic novels. A testament to the conflation of multiple silencings - be they of the defeated, victims of trauma or women - this project is about hearing the voices of the unheard and recovering their muted past.
Categories: Collective memory

Shifting Subjectivities in Contemporary Fiction and Film from Spain

Shifting Subjectivities in Contemporary Fiction and Film from Spain

A suspect of the double murder, Corrales adds a significant twist to the primary ... chase Jesús (Salva Reina) for poaching a small deer near a crime scene, ...

Author: Jennifer Brady

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527523487

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 241

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This collection of essays analyzes shifting notions of self as represented in films and novels written and produced in Spain in the twenty-first century. In doing so, the anthology establishes an international dialogue of multicultural perspectives on trends in contemporary Spain, and serves as a useful reference for scholars and students of Spanish literature and cinema. The primary avenues of exploration include representations of recovery in post-crisis Spain, marginalized texts and identities, silenced subjectivities, intersecting relationships, and spaces of desire and control. The individual chapters focus on major events, such as the global economic crisis, the tension between majority and minority cultures within Spain, and the ongoing repercussions of past trauma and historical memory. In doing so, they build upon theories of identity, subjectivity, gender, history, memory, and normativity.
Categories: Performing Arts