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Ghosts of other stories: a synthesis of hauntology, crime and space

Ghosts of other stories: a synthesis of hauntology, crime and space

Fiddler, Michael ORCID: 0000-0002-0695-6770 (2018) Ghosts of other stories: a synthesis of hauntology, crime and space. Crime, Media, Culture. ISSN 1741-6590 (Print), 2059-7991 (Online) (In Press) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1741659018788399)

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Abstract

Criminology has long sought to illuminate the lived experience of those at the margins. More recently, there has been a turn toward the spatial in the discipline. This paper sets out an analytical framework that synthesizes spatial theory with hauntology. We demonstrate how a given space's violent histories can become embedded in the texts that constitute it and the language that describes it. The art installation ‘Die Familie Schneider’ is used as an example of how the incorporation of social trauma can lead to the formation of a spatial “crypt”. Cracking open this “crypt” allows us to draw out Derrida's notion of the specter within the context of a “haunted” city space.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hauntology, Trauma, Spatial theory, Crypt, Violence
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Law
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Law & Criminology Research Group
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2019 15:04
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/20430

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