Gender and Representation in British `Golden Age' Crime Fiction (Innbundet)

Serie: Crime Files 


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2016
Antall sider: 206
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Crime Files
ISBN/EAN: 9781137536655
Kategori: Språk
Omtale Gender and Representation in British `Golden Age' Crime Fiction
This book provides an original
and compelling analysis of the ways in which British women's golden age crime
narratives negotiate the conflicting social and cultural forces that influenced
depictions of gender in popular culture in the 1920s until the late 1940s. The book explores a
wide variety of texts produced both by writers who have been the focus of a
relatively large amount of critical attention, such as Agatha Christie, Dorothy
L. Sayers and Margery Allingham, but also those who have received comparatively
little, such as Christianna Brand, Ngaio Marsh, Gladys Mitchell, Josephine Tey
and Patricia Wentworth. Through its original readings, this book explores the
ambivalent nature of modes of femininity depicted in golden age crime fiction,
and shows that seemingly conservative resolutions are often attempts to provide
a `modern-yet-safe' solution to the conflicts raised in the texts.

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