With a Little Help from His Friends

The Functions of Diversity in Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire Series



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About the Book

Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series features a protagonist who, together with his best friend, serves as champion of, intermediary between, and observer of a variety of nondominant groups, including women and the Northern Cheyenne. The blend of mystery and cultural exploration highlights the importance of tolerance and mutual understanding for all people, regardless of group membership. This article originally appeared in Clues: A Journal of Detection, Volume 28, Issue 2.

About the Author(s)

Rachel Schaffer, a member of the Clues Editorial Board, teaches linguistics, composition, and literature in the Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages at Montana State University Billings. She has published articles on a variety of mystery/crime fiction authors, including Dick Francis, Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, and Minette Walters.

Bibliographic Details

Rachel Schaffer
Format: E-Single (6 x 9)
Pages: 10
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-1-4766-2477-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2477-8
Imprint: McFarland