Cultural Criminology

Women, Murder and Femininity

Gender Representations of Women Who Kill

Authors: Seal, L.

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Women who kill rupture our assumptions about what a woman is. This book explores different socio-cultural understandings of women who commit, or are accused, of murder. A wide range of cases are discussed in order to highlight the ways in which such women have been perceived, and how such cases reflect important social and cultural shifts.

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LIZZIE SEAL is Lecturer in Criminology at Durham University, UK. She has written on perceptions of women accused of murder and public views of the death penalty in England and Wales.

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'The greatest strength of Seal's book is in expanding perceptions of gender constructions. This is an interesting and useful book for students, academics and practitioners, which makes an important contribution to our understanding of female murderers.' - Elizabeth Anne Gurian, The Howard Journal

'Not only is [the book] a good example of the best sociological, cultural and feminist scholarship, but it is also a pre-eminently readable and intellectually satisfying work.' - Pat Carlen, British Journal of Criminology

'...and important contribution to cultural (femanist) criminology...a compelling read.' - KULT-Online


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Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women, Murder and Femininity
Book Subtitle
Gender Representations of Women Who Kill
Authors
Series Title
Cultural Criminology
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-29450-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230294509
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22275-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30838-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 205
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