Representations of Murderous Women in Literature, Theatre, Film, and Television

Representations of Murderous Women in Literature, Theatre, Film, and Television

Examining the Patriarchal Presuppositions Behind the Treatment of Murderesses in Fiction and Reality

eBook - 2010
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This collection examines the meaning, construction and deconstruction of the murdering woman. These essays suggest that the ways in which gender, race, class and sexuality play into representations of women murderers is key to understanding the patriarchal underpinnings of our judicial system as they apply to women criminals.
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780773419162
0773419160
9780773414587
0773414584
Characteristics: 1 online resource (444 pages)

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