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Murder by the Book? : Feminism and the Crime Novel - Sally Rowena Munt

Murder by the Book?

Feminism and the Crime Novel

Paperback Published: 8th September 1994
ISBN: 9780415109192
Number Of Pages: 272

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"Murder by the Book?" is a thorough - and thoroughly enjoyable - look at the blossoming genre of the feminist crime novel in Britain and the United States.
Sally R. Munt asks why the form has proven so attractive as a vehicle for oppositional politics; whether the pleasures of detective fiction can be truly transgressive; and when exactly it was that the dyke detective appeared as the new super-hero for today.
Along the way Munt poses some critical questions about the relations between fiction and activism, politics and representations, the writer and the reader. This will be an important book both for addicts of the genre and for students and their students.
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Acknowledgementsp. viii
Masculinity and Masquerade or 'Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?'p. 1
The New Woman-A Sheep in Wolves' Clothing?p. 30
A Case of 'Death by Political Correction'?p. 60
'A Change is Gonna Come'?p. 84
The Inverstigatorsp. 120
Murdering the Inner Man?p. 147
'What Does It Mean to Sing "somewhere Over the Rainbow" and Release Balloons?'p. 170
An Unsuitable Genre for a Woman?p. 191
Notesp. 208
Fictional Bibliographyp. 237
Critical Bibliographyp. 242
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780415109192
ISBN-10: 0415109191
Series: Narrative Forms and Social Formations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 8th September 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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