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Diversity and Detective Fiction
Edited by Kathleen Gregory Klein

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The first collection to articulate the pedagogical strategies of using detective fiction to investigate the politics of difference. The volume examines the many ways in which diversity is posited by contemporary writers exploring distinctive American subcultures. The distinguishing characteristic of the book is its mix of essays focusing on teaching cultural diversity in the classroom and illustrating diversity through fiction to the general reader.

Among the issues addressed are definitions of diversity; what constitutes ethnicity or race, especially in terms of multiple subjectivities; how race, gender, and ethnicity are culturally constructed; and what part is played by identity politics.

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Cover is black, red, white, and yellow, with man in center holding out a magnifying glass.  An eye is in the magnifying glass.

LC: 99-021878 PS
270 pp.   6 x 9
ISBN-10: 0-87972-795-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-87972-795-6
Cloth $51.95 t
ISBN-10: 0-87972-796-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-87972-796-3
Paper $25.95 t

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