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Title Crime culture [electronic resource] : figuring criminality in fiction and film / edited by Bran Nicol, Eugene McNulty and Patricia Pulham.

Imprint London : Continuum, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 237 pages) : illustrations.
Series Continuum literary studies
Continuum literary studies.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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Subject Crime in literature.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Crime films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Crime films -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Nicol, Bran, 1969-
McNulty, Eugene.
Pulham, Patricia, 1959-
Other Form: Print version: Crime culture. London : Continuum, 2011 9780826432353 (OCoLC)645702334
ISBN 9781441140128 (electronic bk.)
1441140123 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613205735