The subject of murder : gender, exceptionality, and the modern killer /

The subject of murder has always held a particular fascination for us. But, since at least the nineteenth century, we have seen the murderer as different from the ordinary citizen-a special individual, like an artist or a genius, who exists apart from the moral majority, a sovereign self who obeys o...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Downing, Lisa (Author)
Format: eBook
Published:Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Table of Contents:
  • Murder and gender in the European nineteenth century
  • "Real murderer and false poet": Pierre-François Lacenaire
  • The "angel of arsenic": Marie Lafarge
  • The beast in man: Jack and the rippers who came after
  • The twentieth-century Anglo-American killer
  • "Infanticidal" femininity: Myra Hindley
  • "Monochrome man": Dennis Nilsen
  • Serial killing and the dissident woman: Aileen Wuornos
  • Kids who kill: defying the stereotype of the murderer
  • By way of brief conclusion.