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    Perceptions of law and legal systems in African crime fiction

    McAuslan, Patrick (2015) Perceptions of law and legal systems in African crime fiction. In: Aristodemou, Maria and Macmillan, Fiona and Tuitt, Patricia (eds.) Crime Fiction and the Law. Birkbeck Law Press. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9781138818460.

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    Abstract

    This book opens up a range of important perspectives on law and violence by considering the ways in which their relationship is formulated in literature, television and film. Employing critical legal theory to address the relationship between crime fiction, law and justice, it considers a range of topics, including: the relationship between crime fiction, legal reasoning and critique; questions surrounding the relationship between law and justice; gender issues; the legal, political and social impacts of fictional representations of crime and justice; post-colonial perspectives on crime fiction; as well as the impact of law itself on the crime fiction’s development. Introducing a new sub-field of legal and literary research, this book will be of enormous interest to scholars in critical, cultural and socio-legal studies, as well as to others in criminology, as well as in literature.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 May 2014 10:34
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 12:01
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/9781

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