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The Resource The street was mine : white masculinity in hardboiled fiction and film noir, Megan E. Abbott

The street was mine : white masculinity in hardboiled fiction and film noir, Megan E. Abbott

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The street was mine : white masculinity in hardboiled fiction and film noir
Title
The street was mine
Title remainder
white masculinity in hardboiled fiction and film noir
Statement of responsibility
Megan E. Abbott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book considers a recurrent figure in American literature: the solitary white man moving through urban space. The descendent of nineteenth-century frontier and western heroes, the figure reemerges in 1930s-50s America as the "tough guy." The Street Was Mine looks at the tough guy in the works of hardboiled novelists Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep) and James M. Cain (Double Indemnity) and their popular film noir adaptations. Focusing on the way the tough guy negotiates racial and gender "otherness," this study argues that he embodies the promise of an impervious white masculinity amidst the turmoil of the Depression through the beginnings of the Cold War. The book concludes with an analysis of Chester Himes, whose Harlem crime novels (For Love of Imabelle) unleash a ferocious revisionary critique of the tough guy tradition."--BOOK JACKET
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1971-
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Abbott, Megan E.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Detective and mystery films
  • Film noir
  • City and town life in motion pictures
  • Private investigators in literature
  • City and town life in literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • White men in literature
  • Men in motion pictures
  • Race in literature
  • Men in literature
Label
The street was mine : white masculinity in hardboiled fiction and film noir, Megan E. Abbott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-238) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • "Nothing You Can't Fix": Hardboiled Fiction's Hollywood Makeover
  • Ch. 6.
  • "The Strict Domain of Whitey": Chester Himes's Coup
  • Ch. 1.
  • Introduction
  • Ch. 2.
  • "I Can Feel Her": The White Male as Hysteric in James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler
  • Ch. 3.
  • "Another Soft-Voiced Big Man I Had Strangely Liked": Containing White Male Desire
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Woman in White: Race-ing and Erace-ing in Cain and Chandler
Control code
6881413
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9780312294816
Lccn
2002068408
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2002068408
  • 6881413
  • (BNAtoc) 2002068408
Label
The street was mine : white masculinity in hardboiled fiction and film noir, Megan E. Abbott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-238) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • "Nothing You Can't Fix": Hardboiled Fiction's Hollywood Makeover
  • Ch. 6.
  • "The Strict Domain of Whitey": Chester Himes's Coup
  • Ch. 1.
  • Introduction
  • Ch. 2.
  • "I Can Feel Her": The White Male as Hysteric in James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler
  • Ch. 3.
  • "Another Soft-Voiced Big Man I Had Strangely Liked": Containing White Male Desire
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Woman in White: Race-ing and Erace-ing in Cain and Chandler
Control code
6881413
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9780312294816
Lccn
2002068408
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2002068408
  • 6881413
  • (BNAtoc) 2002068408

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