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Crime culture : figuring criminality in fiction and film

Author: Bran Nicol; Eugene McNulty; Patricia Pulham
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2011.
Series: Continuum literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring crime in works which are not usually associated with crime genres, this work breathes new life into staple themes in crime fiction/cinema such as gender, the body and the city, and offers analyses of new elements such as the mythology of the hitman and the cultural impact of 'senseless' murders.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bran Nicol; Eugene McNulty; Patricia Pulham
ISBN: 9780826432353 0826432352
OCLC Number: 645702334
Description: x, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Crime culture and modernity / Bran Nicol, Patricia Pulham and Eugene McNulty --
Breaking boundaries : games, art and the image. Playing dead : crime as a social system / Mark Seltzer ; Psychopathology as a game : J.G. Ballard and conceptual crime / Benjamin Noys ; Crime, abjection, transgression and the image / John Lechte --
Revisiting noir. The female side of crime : film noir's Femme fatale and the dark side of modernity / Elisabeth Bronfen ; Post-war American noir : confronting Fordism / Andrew Pepper --
Vixens and victims : criminal femininities. Dead dolls and deadly dames : the cover girls of American true crime publishing / Lee Horsley ; Contemporary African American women's crime and mystery novels / Linden Peach --
Angels of death : criminal masculinities. Killer boys : male friendship and criminality in The butcher boy, elephant and boy a / Páraic Finnerty ; The angel of death : targeting the hitman / Andrew Spicer --
Reading the criminal other. Risk management : Frank Abagnale, Jr. and the shadowing of pleasure / Christopher P. Wilson ; "Police they neighbour" : crime culture and the Rear window paradigm / Bran Nicol.
Series Title: Continuum literary studies.
Responsibility: edited by Bran Nicol, Eugene McNulty and Patricia Pulham.

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