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The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll - Perry…
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The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll - Perry Mason (1958 original; edició 1968)

de Gardner Erle Stanley (Autor)

Sèrie: Perry Mason (Book 55)

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"A rare and groundbreaking contribution to the study of everyday violence. Richly textured by the experiences of Ladino women in eastern Guatemala,Enduring Violenceis not only informed by, but serves to inform, cutting-edge theoretical debate which links multiple aspects of personal abuse and rights violations with broader structural and institutional factors. Menjívar''s scholarly and sensitive monograph makes a profoundly persuasive case for an holistic conceptualisation of violence that positions women''s human rights at the centre of development in ''post-conflict'' and other developing states. A ''must read'' for all interested in issues of gender, ethnic and other forms of social, economic and political injustice."--Sylvia Chant, London School of Economics and Political Science "Violence in Guatemala can be a mind-numbing, though urgent and necessary, topic of study. Horrific data mount--from state sponsored genocide in the 1980s, to feminicide, lynchings and shadow state violence today--but clarifying analysis does not always follow. This insightful and beautifully crafted monograph is a welcome exception. Rather than recognizable interpersonal or overtly political acts, Menjivar focuses on the mundane insults and indignities that women endure, violence so ''normalized'' that it often fades from view; she then turns standard causal reasoning on its head, arguing that these ''misrecognized'' processes of daily dehumanization are profoundly diagnostic, an unexamined key to why the horrific data keep mounting. Though somber in content, Menjivar''s book offers inspiring confirmation that innovative, engaged scholarship on intractable social problems can make a difference."--Charles R. Hale, University of Texas at Austin "Enduring Violenceis of great scholarly importance as it fills a gap in the literature about Guatemala and allows for a nuanced understanding of the ways that women live with violence in their everyday lives. Menjivar''s focus on women''s discourses of illness, surveillance and endurance is particularly insightful since these narratives symbolize the multiple levels of violence in women''s lives and the often imperceptible practices through which a daily life with violence is mediated."--M. Gabriela Torres, Wheaton College "Menjivar''s deep commitment to shedding light on the many forms of violence that women experience is evident throughout her book. She effectively shows how the violence faced by women goes beyond physical violence and has structural origins as well in various forms. This is a great and informative work that needs to be read to understand the structural causes that bring injury to Guatemalan women."--Nestor Rodriguez, University of Texas at Austin "InEnduring Violence, Cecilia Menjivar presents a perceptive and powerful account of the multiple and entwined layers of violence that permeate the lives of diverse women in Guatemala. The book offers both a valuable theoretical lens and a textured ethnographic analysis, which brings into sharp focus not only the most egregious forms of gender-based physical violence, but also a range of invisible injurious practices rooted in pervasive structures of inequality. Written with empathy, while retaining a critical edge, this accessible and insightful volume sheds light on complex political, economic, and social processes shaping the violent realities of many women in Latin America."--Barbara Sutton, author ofBodies in Crisis: Culture, Violence, and Women''s Resistance in Neoliberal Argentina "So much has been written about the spectacular agony of Central America''s recent history. InEnduring Violence, Cecilia Menjivar seeks to understand the structures that gird no only the publicly visible violence but also the unspectacular, slow, often silent suffering that defines so many lives in the region. Her moving ethnography may explore the painful particulars of gendered existence in eastern Guatemala, but it also does so in such a way that reveals how deeply embedded inequalities can contort all human relations."--Ellen Moodie, author ofEl Salvador in the Aftermath of Peace: Crime, Uncertainty, and the Transition to Democracy… (més)
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Títol:The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll - Perry Mason
Autors:Gardner Erle Stanley (Autor)
Informació:Pocket Books (1968), Edition: Other Printing, 196 pages
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Etiquetes:Perry Mason, Classic Mysteries/Detectives

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The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll de Erle Stanley Gardner (1958)

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I know of Perry Mason mostly through the TV show that starred Raymond Burr rather than through novels. I did find it amusing that the original cover price of this novel was 60 cents and the Half-Price Books tag on it says they were selling it for $1!

SPOILER ALERT!!!

My first thought is that it would be harder now to take on a new identity in the way that Mildred Crest did (by taking the purse of another woman). These days you'd likely be caught out by social media, online photos, or some such.

Also, later in the novel, it becomes quite apparent that in today's day and age, it would be unlikely that a PI would have to notify the FBI about a bank robbery or ask them to locate Fern Driscoll in the way it was done in this novel. (Maybe I'm mistaken, but . . .)

The way Mason comes to the conclusion wasn't straightforward to me. There was some roundabout ways of gathering evidence and figuring out what really happened. I was surprised to find that the dead woman wasn't Fern after all. I was glad that Forrester did really seem to love her (even though his father thought she was beneath their social set.)

I thought the money in Fern's purse was a good red herring--it did make me think that Harrison Baylor or his son Forrester had paid Fern to go away. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Jul 17, 2019 |
A intelligent young woman is abruptly jilted by her embezzler fiancée and while riving aimlessly picks up a hitchhiker, another young woman who has apparently left Michigan after the break-up of her affair/engagement with a rich man's son. She impulsively wrecks the first woman's car and is killed by the crash; the first woman takes the second woman's identity including a mysterious sum of money and love letters from the rich boy. An insurance investigator looking into the case tries to blackmail her and she hires Perry Mason. The blackmailer tries to break into her apartment to steal the letters, and she stabs him with an ice pick... ( )
  antiquary | Feb 12, 2015 |
Not the best Perry Mason novel, but it sufficed. It had a nice wrap-up at the end that made the novel better than it otherwise had been. It's nice to see such a strong conclusion to an otherwise lackluster novel. ( )
  VincentDarlage | Jan 30, 2015 |
Good, but with a somewhat expected, but still out of the blue event at the end. ( )
  JeffreyMarks | Jul 11, 2013 |
This was a fascinating episode in the tv series.
  AlexTheHunn | Jul 11, 2009 |
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"A rare and groundbreaking contribution to the study of everyday violence. Richly textured by the experiences of Ladino women in eastern Guatemala,Enduring Violenceis not only informed by, but serves to inform, cutting-edge theoretical debate which links multiple aspects of personal abuse and rights violations with broader structural and institutional factors. Menjívar''s scholarly and sensitive monograph makes a profoundly persuasive case for an holistic conceptualisation of violence that positions women''s human rights at the centre of development in ''post-conflict'' and other developing states. A ''must read'' for all interested in issues of gender, ethnic and other forms of social, economic and political injustice."--Sylvia Chant, London School of Economics and Political Science "Violence in Guatemala can be a mind-numbing, though urgent and necessary, topic of study. Horrific data mount--from state sponsored genocide in the 1980s, to feminicide, lynchings and shadow state violence today--but clarifying analysis does not always follow. This insightful and beautifully crafted monograph is a welcome exception. Rather than recognizable interpersonal or overtly political acts, Menjivar focuses on the mundane insults and indignities that women endure, violence so ''normalized'' that it often fades from view; she then turns standard causal reasoning on its head, arguing that these ''misrecognized'' processes of daily dehumanization are profoundly diagnostic, an unexamined key to why the horrific data keep mounting. Though somber in content, Menjivar''s book offers inspiring confirmation that innovative, engaged scholarship on intractable social problems can make a difference."--Charles R. Hale, University of Texas at Austin "Enduring Violenceis of great scholarly importance as it fills a gap in the literature about Guatemala and allows for a nuanced understanding of the ways that women live with violence in their everyday lives. Menjivar''s focus on women''s discourses of illness, surveillance and endurance is particularly insightful since these narratives symbolize the multiple levels of violence in women''s lives and the often imperceptible practices through which a daily life with violence is mediated."--M. Gabriela Torres, Wheaton College "Menjivar''s deep commitment to shedding light on the many forms of violence that women experience is evident throughout her book. She effectively shows how the violence faced by women goes beyond physical violence and has structural origins as well in various forms. This is a great and informative work that needs to be read to understand the structural causes that bring injury to Guatemalan women."--Nestor Rodriguez, University of Texas at Austin "InEnduring Violence, Cecilia Menjivar presents a perceptive and powerful account of the multiple and entwined layers of violence that permeate the lives of diverse women in Guatemala. The book offers both a valuable theoretical lens and a textured ethnographic analysis, which brings into sharp focus not only the most egregious forms of gender-based physical violence, but also a range of invisible injurious practices rooted in pervasive structures of inequality. Written with empathy, while retaining a critical edge, this accessible and insightful volume sheds light on complex political, economic, and social processes shaping the violent realities of many women in Latin America."--Barbara Sutton, author ofBodies in Crisis: Culture, Violence, and Women''s Resistance in Neoliberal Argentina "So much has been written about the spectacular agony of Central America''s recent history. InEnduring Violence, Cecilia Menjivar seeks to understand the structures that gird no only the publicly visible violence but also the unspectacular, slow, often silent suffering that defines so many lives in the region. Her moving ethnography may explore the painful particulars of gendered existence in eastern Guatemala, but it also does so in such a way that reveals how deeply embedded inequalities can contort all human relations."--Ellen Moodie, author ofEl Salvador in the Aftermath of Peace: Crime, Uncertainty, and the Transition to Democracy

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