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Tattoos in crime and detective narratives

Marking and remarking

Edited by Kate Watson and Katharine Cox

Tattoos in crime and detective narratives
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  • Price: £85.00
  • ISBN: 9781526128676
  • Publish Date: Jun 2019
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • Price: £85.00
  • ISBN: 9781526128690
  • Publish Date: Jul 2019
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: eBook
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2869-0
    • Published Date: July 2019

    Description

    Tattoos in crime and detective narratives examines representations of the tattoo and tattooing in literature, television and film, from two periods of tattoo renaissance (1851-1914, and c1955 to present). It makes an original contribution to understandings of crime and detective genre and the ways in which tattoos act as a mimetic device that marks and remarks these narratives in complex ways. With a focus on tattooing as a bodily narrative, the book incorporates the critical perspectives of posthumanism, spatiality, postcolonialism, embodiment and gender studies. The grouped essays examine the first tattoo renaissance, the rebirth of the tattoo in contemporary culture through literature, children's literature, film and television. The collection has a broad appeal, and will be of interest to all literature and media scholars, but in particular those with an interest in crime and detective narratives and skin studies.

    Awards

    2020

    International Crime Fiction Association Book Prize for non-fiction books

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