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Detecting the nation : fictions of detection and the imperial venture., Caroline Reitz

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Detecting the nation : fictions of detection and the imperial venture.
Title
Detecting the nation
Title remainder
fictions of detection and the imperial venture.
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Reitz
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Detecting the Nation Reitz argues that detective fiction was essential both to public acceptance of the newly organized police force in early Victorian Britain and to acclimating the population to the larger venture of the British Empire. In doing so, Reitz challenges literary-historical assumptions that detective fiction is a minor domestic genre that reinforces a distinction between metropolitan center and imperial periphery. Rather, Reitz argues, nineteenth-century detective fiction helped transform the concept of an island kingdom into that of a sprawling empire; detective fiction placed imperialism at the center of English identity by recasting what had been the suspiciously un-English figure of the turn-of-the-century detective as the very embodiment of both English principles and imperial authority. She supports this claim through reading such masters of the genre as Godwin, Dickens, Collins, and Doyle in relation to narratives of crime and empire such as James Mill's History of British India, narratives about Thuggee, and selected writings of Kipling and Buchan. Reitz also shows how detective fiction and writings more specifically related to the imperial project, such as political tracts and adventure stories, were inextricably interrelated during this time. --Back cover
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digitized
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OCLCE
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Reitz, Caroline
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Victorian critical interventions
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  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • English fiction
  • Great Britain
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Police in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • British colonies
  • Colonies in literature
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • English fiction
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Literature
  • Police in literature
  • Misdaadromans
  • Misdaadverhalen
  • Engels
  • Politie
  • Koloniale literatuur
Label
Detecting the nation : fictions of detection and the imperial venture., Caroline Reitz
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-118) and index
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : imperial detection -- Bad cop/good cop : Godwin, Mill, and the imperial origins of the English detective -- Thuggee and the "discovery" of the English detective -- Making an English virtue of necessity : Dickens and Collins bring it home -- Separated at birth : Doyle, Kipling, and the partition of English detective fiction -- Conclusion
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1 online resource (xxv, 123 pages)
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online
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9780814273104
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Electronic reproduction.
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(OCoLC)645826465
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Detecting the nation : fictions of detection and the imperial venture., Caroline Reitz
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-118) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : imperial detection -- Bad cop/good cop : Godwin, Mill, and the imperial origins of the English detective -- Thuggee and the "discovery" of the English detective -- Making an English virtue of necessity : Dickens and Collins bring it home -- Separated at birth : Doyle, Kipling, and the partition of English detective fiction -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn645826465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 123 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814273104
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1kp1b9x
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)645826465
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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