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Diversity and Detective Fiction

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ISBN-10: 0879727969

ISBN-13: 9780879727963

Edition: 1999

Authors: Kathleen Gregory Klein

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The first collection to articulate the pedagogical strategies of using detective fiction to investigate the politics of difference. The volume examines the many ways in which diversity is posited by contemporary writers exploring distinctive American subcultures. The distinguishing characteristic of the book is its mix of essays focusing on teaching cultural diversity in the classroom and illustrating diversity through fiction to the general reader.    Among the issues addressed are definitions of diversity; what constitutes ethnicity or race, especially in terms of multiple subjectivities; how race, gender, and ethnicity are culturally constructed; and what part is played by identity…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 1/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 267
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
"Different and Yet the Same": Women's Worlds/Women's Lives and the Classroom
Shot/Reverse Shot: Dis-solving the Feminist Detective Story in Kanew's Film V. I. Warshawski
Racism, Sexism, and AntiSemitism in Mysteries Featuring Women Sleuths
Ethnic Detectives in Popular Fiction: New Directions for an American Genre
Dana Stabenow's Alaska Mysteries
Identity Politics: April Smith's North of Montana and Rochelle Majer Krich's Angel of Death
The Detective as Other: The Detective versus the Other
In Search of Our Sisters' Mean Streets: The Politics of Sex, Race and Class in Black Women's Crime Fiction
Blanche on the Lam, or The Invisible Woman Speaks
Writing Black: Crime Fiction's Other
Black Noir: Race and Urban Space in Walter Mosley's Detective Fiction
Bridges and Boundaries: Race, Ethnicity, and the Contemporary American Crime Novel
Contributors