Crime culture : figuring criminality in fiction and film /
edited by Bran Nicol, Eugene McNulty and Patricia Pulham.
London : Continuum, c2011.
x, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0826432352 (Cloth), 9780826432353 (Cloth)
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London : Continuum, c2011.
0826432352 (Cloth)
9780826432353 (Cloth)
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This exciting collection of essays discusses a wide variety of subjects ”including film noir, violence and gender, crime fictions, the hit man, and true crime ”under the heading of 'crime culture,' a concept that is both original and thought-provoking. This cutting-edge volume is essential reading for anyone interested in crime narratives.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
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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A collection of original essays drawing on crime fiction and film to explore the implications of how we choose to represent crime to ourselves.

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