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Intersectionality and Decolonisation in Contemporary British Crime Fiction

Intersectionality and decolonisation are prominent themes in contemporary British crime fiction. Through an in-depth critical and contextual analysis of selected contemporary British crime fiction novels from the 1990s to 2018, this distinctive book examines representations of race, class, sexuality, and gender by John Harvey, Stella Duffy, M.Y. Alam, and Dorothy Koomson. It argues that contemporary British crime fiction is a field of contestation where urgent cultural and social questions are debated and the politics of representation explored. A significant resource which will be valuable to researchers and scholars of the crime genre, as well as British literature, this book offers timely critical engagement with intersectionality and decolonisation and their representation in contemporary British crime fiction.


Dr Charlotte Beyer is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. She has published widely on crime fiction and contemporary literature. She is the author of the books Murder in a Few Words: Gender, Genre and Location in the Crime Short Story (2020) and Contemporary Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Writing Back to History and Oppression (2021), and the editor of six volumes, including Teaching Crime Fiction (2018) and Decolonising the Literature Curriculum (2022).

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ISBN: 1-5275-9158-1

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-9158-5

Release Date: 26th January 2023

Pages: 230

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