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Gender bending detective fiction : a critical analysis of selected works

Author: Heather Duerre Humann
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the middle of the last century, views on gender norms have shifted. Reflecting these changing attitudes, storylines involving cross-dressing and transgender characters have appeared in detective fiction. This examination of 20th and 21st century crime novels reveals what these narratives say about gender identity and expression and how they contributed to the evolution of detective fiction"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Duerre Humann
ISBN: 9781476668208 1476668205
OCLC Number: 963914396
Description: x, 189 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Heather Duerre Humann.

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"this fascinating study presents an overdue examination of the representation of gender in crime fiction...in-depth study...a welcome and original contribution to crime fiction criticism"--Gender on Read more...

 
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