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The Resource Pistols and petticoats : 175 years of lady detectives in fact and fiction, Erika Janik

Pistols and petticoats : 175 years of lady detectives in fact and fiction, Erika Janik

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Pistols and petticoats : 175 years of lady detectives in fact and fiction
Title
Pistols and petticoats
Title remainder
175 years of lady detectives in fact and fiction
Statement of responsibility
Erika Janik
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years In 1910 Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore no uniform, carried no weapon, and kept her badge stuffed in her pocketbook. She wasn't the first or only policewoman, but she became the movement's most visible voice. Police work from its very beginning was considered a male domain, far too dangerous and rough for a woman to even contemplate much less take on as a profession. Women who donned the badge faced harassment and discrimination. It would take more than seventy years for women to enter the force as full-fledged officers. Yet within the covers of popular fiction, women not only wrote mysteries but also created female characters who handily solved crimes. Smart, independent, and courageous, these nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century female sleuths (including a healthy number created by male writers) set the stage for Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski, Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta, and Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, as well as television detectives such as Prime Suspect's Jane Tennison and Law and Order's Olivia Benson. These authors were not amateurs dabbling in detection but professional writers who helped define the genre and competed with men to often greater success. Pistols and Petticoats tells the story of women's very early place in crime fiction and their public crusade to transform policing. Investigating women whether real or fictional were nearly always at odds with society. Most women refused to let that stop them, paving the way to a modern professional life for women on the force and in popular culture"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.25082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8023
LC item number
.J36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Pistols and petticoats : 175 years of lady detectives in fact and fiction, Erika Janik
Link
9780807039380.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Detecting women -- Sleuths in skirts -- Sisterhood behind bars -- Spinster sleuth -- The first policewomen -- Girl detectives -- Breaking through the ranks -- Hard-boiled heroes -- From mothers to crime fighters -- Women detectives today
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780807039380
Lccn
2015035609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn920817633
Label
Pistols and petticoats : 175 years of lady detectives in fact and fiction, Erika Janik
Link
9780807039380.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Detecting women -- Sleuths in skirts -- Sisterhood behind bars -- Spinster sleuth -- The first policewomen -- Girl detectives -- Breaking through the ranks -- Hard-boiled heroes -- From mothers to crime fighters -- Women detectives today
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780807039380
Lccn
2015035609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn920817633

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