Forensic Science in Contemporary American Popular Culture: by Lindsay Steenberg

By Lindsay Steenberg

This e-book identifies, strains, and interrogates modern American culture's fascination with forensic technology. It seems to be to the numerous diverse websites, genres, and media the place the forensic has develop into a cultural common. It turns to start with to the main noticeable areas the place forensic technology has captured the collective mind's eye: crime movies and tv courses. In modern reveal tradition, crime is more and more framed as a space of medical inquiry and, much more often, as a space of shock for girl specialists. one of many relevant matters of this publication is the gendered nature of professional clinical wisdom, as embodied by means of the ever-present personality of the feminine investigator. Steenberg argues that our fascination with the forensic will depend on our equivalent fascination with (and suspicion of) women's bodies—with the our bodies of the ladies investigating and with the our bodies of the often lady sufferers lower than investigation.

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