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Author Aramburu, Diana, 1981- author.

Title Resisting invisibility : detecting the female body in Spanish crime fiction / Diana Aramburu
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (x, 282 pages)
Series Toronto Iberic ; 44
Toronto Iberic ; 44.
Contents Introduction: Detecting the Female Body in Gendered Mysteries -- 1 Reading the Female Delinquent in Early Spanish Crime Fiction -- 2 Investigating the "Eye" in Twentieth-Century Spanish Crime Novels -- 3 Parodying the Male Gaze in Lourdes Ortiz's Picadura mortal -- 4 A New Politics of Visibility in the Lònia Guiu Series -- 5 Lesbianizing the Genre -- Conclusion: Exploring an Alternative Crime Fiction Genealogy
Summary "Resisting Invisibility investigates the politics of visibility of women's bodies in Spanish crime fiction. By 'politics of female visibility', the author refers to the textual practices that determine the imperceptibility of women's bodies, including both exposure and erasure. What is at stake in the politics of visibility is the constitution of women as political subjects. The politics of visibility takes on a crucial role in crime fiction because it changes the nature of the story, from a plot that hinges on a female body denied full political participation through various strategies of objectification, to a narrative where the body functions as a critical tool of resistance to pinpoint the ineffectiveness of the legal system. The book provides insight into how authors engage readers with the politics of visibility of the female body through their manipulation of generic conventions involving the gaze and how, in turn, the female body gains or resists visibility."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-258) and index
Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 10, 2019)
Subject Detective and mystery stories, Spanish -- History and criticism
Suspense fiction, Spanish -- History and criticism
Women in literature.
Human body in literature.
Femininity in literature.
FICTION -- General.
Detective and mystery stories, Spanish
Femininity in literature
Human body in literature
Suspense fiction, Spanish
Women in literature
Genre/Form Detective and mystery stories, Spanish
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781487530532