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Detecting Women
Detecting Women (April 2011)
Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film
Philippa Gates - Author

FINALIST – 2012 Edgar Award in the Best Critical/Biographical Category, presented by the Mystery Writers of America

Ambitious and comprehensive history of the female detective in Hollywood film from 1929 to 2009.

In this extensive and authoritative study of more than three hundred films, Philippa Gates explores the “woman detective” figure from her pre-cinematic origins in ...(Read More)

 
 
Detecting Men
Detecting Men (July 2006)
Masculinity and the Hollywood Detective Film
Philippa Gates - Author

Looks at how detective films have reflected and shaped our ideas about masculinity, heroism, law and order, and national identity.

Detecting Men examines the history of the Hollywood detective genre and the ways that detective films have negotiated changing social attitudes toward masculinity, heroism, law enforcement, and justice. Genre film can be a site for the expression and resolution of problematic soc...(Read More)
 
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