Women, Murder and Femininity: Gender Representations of Women Who Kill

Hardcover | October 20, 2010

byL. Seal

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Women who kill rupture the assumptions about what a woman is. This book explores different socio-cultural understandings of women who commit, or are accused, of murder. It discusses a wide range of cases in order to highlight the ways in which such women have been perceived.

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Women who kill rupture the assumptions about what a woman is. This book explores different socio-cultural understandings of women who commit, or are accused, of murder. It discusses a wide range of cases in order to highlight the ways in which such women have been perceived.

ELIZABETH 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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.02 inPublished:October 20, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222757

ISBN - 13:9780230222755

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Table of Contents


Preface
Women, Murder and Femininity
Gender, Homicide and the Mid Twentieth-Century
The Masculine Woman
The Muse or Mastermind Dichotomy
The Damaged Personality
The Respectable Woman
The Witch
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography