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The Resource Detecting the social : order and disorder in post-1970s detective fiction, Mary Evans, Sarah Moore, Hazel Johnstone

Detecting the social : order and disorder in post-1970s detective fiction, Mary Evans, Sarah Moore, Hazel Johnstone

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Detecting the social : order and disorder in post-1970s detective fiction
Title
Detecting the social
Title remainder
order and disorder in post-1970s detective fiction
Statement of responsibility
Mary Evans, Sarah Moore, Hazel Johnstone
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Language
eng
Summary
This book analyses the ways in which twenty-first century detective fiction provides an understanding of the increasingly complex and often baffling contemporary world — and what sociology, as a discipline, can learn from it. Conventional sociological accounts of fiction generally comprehend its value in terms of the ways in which it can illustrate, enlarge or help to articulate a particular social theory. Evans, Moore, and Johnstone suggest a different approach, and demonstrate that by taking a group of detective novels, we can unveil so far unidentified, but crucial, theoretical ideas about what it means to be an individual in the twenty-first century. More specifically, the authors argue that detective fiction of the last forty years illuminates the effects of urban isolation and separation, the invisibility of institutional power, financial insecurity, and the failure of public authorities to protect people. In doing so, this body of fiction traces out the fault-lines in our social arrangements, rehearses our collective fears, and captures a mood of restless disquiet. By engaging with detective stories in this way, the book revisits ideas about the promise and purpose of sociology.--
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1946-
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Evans, Mary
Dewey number
809/.3872
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3448.D4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Moore, Sarah E. H.
  • Johnstone, Hazel
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  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Order in literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Order in literature
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Detecting the social : order and disorder in post-1970s detective fiction, Mary Evans, Sarah Moore, Hazel Johnstone
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical referencesand index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Scene of the Crime -- 3: Who’s to blame? 4: The Myth of the Good Life -- 5. How do we connect? -- 6. Conclusion.
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1052766495
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9783319945200
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1052766495
Label
Detecting the social : order and disorder in post-1970s detective fiction, Mary Evans, Sarah Moore, Hazel Johnstone
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical referencesand index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Scene of the Crime -- 3: Who’s to blame? 4: The Myth of the Good Life -- 5. How do we connect? -- 6. Conclusion.
Control code
1052766495
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319945200
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1052766495

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