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Mordens marknad: Litteratursociologiska studier i det tidiga 2000-talets svenska kriminallitteratur
Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen, Avdelningen för litteratursociologi.
2017 (Svenska)Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)Alternativ titel
A Market of Murders : Sociological Literary Studies in Swedish Crime Fiction in the Early 21st Century (Engelska)
Fritextbeskrivning
Abstract [en]

This dissertation deals with Swedish crime fiction and its successes on the Swedish book market in the early 2000s. The genre’s expansion, marketing and literary content is mapped and analysed in three studies that together paint a thorough picture of this literary phenomena in Swedish book trade.

In study no 1 the development of the genre in Sweden in the last 40 years is discussed from a quantitative perspective. With the base in bibliographies of Swedish crime fiction publication trends are analysed in several ways and concerning topics such as genre growth, gender balance, publishing houses, successful authorships, bestsellers and library lending. The results include: a significant genre expansion in the 2000s; a great dominance for the genre on the bestseller charts in the 2000s; and a shift in the author group, from male dominance to even gender balance.

In study no 2 the marketing of the genre is examined through an analysis of book covers, titles and other elements in the concrete packaging of just over 150 Swedish crime fiction paperbacks. With book history as an important theoretical influence book covers and other peritextual elements are understood as a significant part of the marketing of the genre, but also – and wider – as of crucial importance for how genres themselves are established, withheld and re-negotiated in the interplay between different actors in the society of literature – publishers, authors, booksellers, readers.

In study no 3 a quantitative content analysis of 116 Swedish crime novels published 1998–2015 is used to chart and discuss recurring themes and tropes within the genre. Focus is primarily directed towards what is understood as the most central parts of crime fiction: murderers and their motives; methods used in committing murder; victims of murder; and detectives and other protagonists. The results include: a distinct dominance of female protagonists; a partial realism, where depictions of everyday life in general is realistic while the murder plots are spectacular and sensational; and a dominance of normality, where main characters and innocent victims confirms normality, while killers and unsympathetic victims are depicted as deviants in stark contrast with normality.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Uppsala: Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen , 2017. , s. 53
Nyckelord [en]
Swedish crime fiction, sociology of literature, publishing studies, book trade, book history, popular fiction, 2000s, 21st century.
Nationell ämneskategori
Litteraturvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Litteraturvetenskap
Identifikatorer
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-331570ISBN: 978-91-506-2661-2 (tryckt)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-331570DiVA, id: diva2:1149303
Disputation
2017-12-08, Geijersalen (6-1023), Engelska Parken, Thunbergsvägen 3P, Uppsala, 13:15 (Svenska)
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Handledare
Tillgänglig från: 2017-11-17 Skapad: 2017-10-15 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-11-17
Delarbeten
1. Deckarboomen under lupp: Statistiska perspektiv på svensk kriminallitteratur 1977–2010
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2012 (Svenska)Bok (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Alternativ titel[en]
The Crime Boom Investigated : Statistical Perspectives on Swedish Crime Fiction, 1977–2010
Abstract [en]

This study examines the boom in Swedish crime fiction from a statistical perspective. Theoretical input and methods are derived from the fields of sociology of literature, book history, and bibliometrics. With a quantitative approach, all Swedish crime fiction published in 1977–2010 (just over 1,700 titles) are compiled to identify patterns over time. The main source for bibliographical information and delimitations is “Deckarkatalogen” (an annual bibliography published by the Swedish crime fiction magazine Jury).

Main results: Nearly 2.5 times as many first editions of crime fiction were issued in Sweden in the first decade of the 2000s, compared to the 1980s. The increase was particularly vast in the years following the turn of the millennium. All kinds of publishers have contributed to this expansion, but two types stand out: major publishers and self-publishers. The share of crime fiction written by women increased in the same period of time from between 10 and 20 percent to just over 30 percent. Furthermore, the gender balance among the bestsellers of crime fiction in the 2000s is nearly even. Crime fiction has been extremely dominant on the bestseller charts in Sweden during the 2000s, and the genre outnumbers all other fiction taken together. A few major publishing groups are publishing a growing share of the crime fiction bestsellers. Mostly newer authors are bestsellers in the 2000s, and the time from debut to commercial success is shrinking.

In the conclusion it is argued that crime fiction can be seen as the normal literature – a term coined by Franco Moretti – among bestsellers of fiction in Sweden during the first decade of the 2000s. The study gives insight into the interplay between authors, publishers, and the reading public, and helps us understand how genre, from a sociological point of view, operates on the literary market.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Uppsala: Avdelningen för litteratursociologi, Uppsala universitet, 2012. s. 224 Upplaga: 1
Serie
Skrifter utgivna av Avdelningen för litteratursociologi vid Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen i Uppsala, ISSN 0349-1145 ; 64
Nyckelord
Swedish crime fiction, statistics, book market, publishing, sociology of literature, book history, bibliometrics
Nationell ämneskategori
Litteraturvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Litteraturvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-184976 (URN)978-91-88300-56-0 (ISBN)
Projekt
Deckare som mål eller medel?
Tillgänglig från: 2012-11-15 Skapad: 2012-11-15 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-11-23Bibliografiskt granskad
2. Mordförpackningar: Omslag, titlar och kringmaterial till svenska pocketdeckare 1998–2011
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2016 (Svenska)Bok (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

This study examines how Swedish crime fiction has been packaged in the book trade in the early 2000s. The main material consists of 153 Swedish crime fiction paperbacks published in Sweden 1998–2011 and written by the most successful authors of crime fiction of that period. The term peritext, coined by Gérard Genette, is used to cover all aspects of books that affect the reader apart from the literary work itself. Five empirical chapters focus on five different aspects: 1) cover design; 2) titles and subtitles; 3) citations and blurbs; 4) acknowledgements; and 5) author presentations, extra material and advertising. It is shown that the packaging of crime fiction is crucial when it comes to genre formation and author branding. Among the results are how these “murder packages” have become increasingly elaborated over time, that male and female writers of crime fiction have been presented in distinctly different ways, and how the reliability and realism of a story often is emphasized in the peritext.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2016. s. 283
Serie
Skrifter utgivna av Avdelningen för litteratursociologi vid Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen i Uppsala, ISSN 0349-1145 ; 70
Nyckelord
Swedish crime fiction, book history, sociology of literature, publishing studies, book covers, book trade, pretext, Svenska deckare, bokhistoria, litteratursociologi, förlagsstudier, bokomslag, bokmarknad, paratext
Nationell ämneskategori
Litteraturvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Litteraturvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-289285 (URN)978-91-982819-1-0 (ISBN)
Tillgänglig från: 2016-04-29 Skapad: 2016-04-29 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-11-23Bibliografiskt granskad
3. Död och dagishämtningar: en kvantitativ analys av det tidiga 2000-talets svenska kriminallitteratur
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2017 (Svenska)Bok (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

This study investigates contemporary Swedish crime fiction through a quantitative content analysis of 116 Swedish crime fiction novels published 1998–2015 and written by the most successful authors in the genre. The study discusses killers, murder motives, victims, murder methods, and detectives and other protagonists, with the aim of identifying social patterns and recurring themes.

In general, these novels are dominated by female protagonists and put much emphasis on portrayals of the main characters in their struggle to combine work and family life. This simultaneous shift to a female perspective and a focus on everyday life stands out in comparisons to earlier Swedish crime fiction. The novels are furthermore permeated by a partial realism, where depictions of everyday life, settings and contemporary details are realistic and concrete, while depictions of killers, murder motives, murder methods and victims most often are imaginative, spectacular and sensational, and thus in most cases show few similarities with actual crimes in contemporary Sweden. Also, the selection is characterised by a dominance of normality, where main characters and innocent victims affirm “normality” (they are most often middle class, white, heterosexual Swedes without immigrant background), whereas killers and unsympathetic victims are depicted as deviants in stark contrast to normality.

The content often seems to be chosen by how well it works in relation to plot lines and genre requirements. Therefore, it is argued that both contextualising and functionalistic perspectives need to be taken into account when analysing depictions of society in contemporary crime fiction. With such a dual-vision approach, the ostensible realistic social criticism in the genre to a high extent appears to be a story about the genre.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Uppsala: Avd. för litteratursociologi, Uppsala universitet, 2017. s. 199 Upplaga: 1
Serie
Skrifter utgivna av Avdelningen för litteratursociologi vid Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen i Uppsala, ISSN 0349-1145 ; 73
Nyckelord
Swedish crime fiction, quantitative content analysis, sociology of literature, popular fiction, genre functions, social criticism in literature.
Nationell ämneskategori
Litteraturvetenskap
Forskningsämne
Litteraturvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-331569 (URN)978-91-982819-3-4 (ISBN)
Tillgänglig från: 2017-10-15 Skapad: 2017-10-15 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-11-23Bibliografiskt granskad

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