Isabel Franc's 'No me llames cariño': Contesting Patriarchy in Spanish Lesbian Feminist Crime Fiction

Collins, Jacky (2009) Isabel Franc's 'No me llames cariño': Contesting Patriarchy in Spanish Lesbian Feminist Crime Fiction. Clues: A Journal of Detection, 27 (2). pp. 66-74. ISSN 0742-4248

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3172/CLU.27.2.66

Abstract

Isabel Franc's thought-provoking No me llames cariño (2004) portrays a society where men who perpetrate domestic violence, subsequently succeed in evading the justice system, and run the risk of paying a very high price. By parodying the crime genre, the author provides an example of how lesbian detective fiction transgresses generic convention and draws the reader's attention to social injustices.

In 2003, 50,088 women in Spain reported being victims of domestic violence at the hands of their partner or ex-partner. The vast majority of women fail to report such incidences.

At least 417 women have died as victims of domestic violence in the last five years in Spain. Other deaths are not included: prostitutes, victims of sexual assault, cases of suicide and other alleged incidents.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: domestic violence, Isabel Franc, hero/villain paradigm, parody, patriarchy
Subjects: R400 Spanish studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences & Languages
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 13:51
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:13
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4622

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