Religion in Scandinavian Crime Fiction

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Firstly, I develop a theoretical framework for the discussion of religion i Scandinavian crime fiction where I consider theories of transgression and religion. Secondly, I run through five relatively popular examples of Scandinavian crime fiction to show how this genre trend works. Lastly, I connect this with what has been dubbed mediatized religion and a more general, philosophical explanation of why we see this development: The project of modernity is, as a result of cultural changes, at the moment transgressing its own epistemological boundaries opening up into what has been called the post-secular.
Translated title of the contributionReligion i skandinaviske krimier
Original languageEnglish
JournalAkademisk kvarter / Academic Quarter
Pages (from-to)231-245
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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