Blood on Her Hands: The Social Construction of Women, Sexuality and Murder / Edition 1

Blood on Her Hands: The Social Construction of Women, Sexuality and Murder / Edition 1

by Frankie Y. Bailey, Donna C. Hale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534197752

ISBN-13: 9780534197759

Pub. Date: 08/11/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning


A comprehensive text that provides historical perspectives on the status of women; analysis of popular culture/mass media images of women offenders; and discussion of societal responses to women who kill.  See more details below

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A comprehensive text that provides historical perspectives on the status of women; analysis of popular culture/mass media images of women offenders; and discussion of societal responses to women who kill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534197759
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/11/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction. Part I: History, Narrative, and the Social Construction of Women Who Kill. 1. Women in Greek Mythology: Medea and Her Sisters. 2. The Anatomy of Difference: On the Status of Women in Ancient Greece and Rome. 3. Virgin, Whore, Witch: Images of Medieval and Renaissance Women. 4. A Punishment to Fit Her Crime: From Settlement to Antebellum Era. 5. A Proper Lady: Victorian Women. 6. Modern Life and Primitive Woman: Women in the Early 20th Century. 7. Domestic Tranquility? Women in the Post-World War II Era. 8. Contemporary Images of Women. Part II: Constructing the Women Who Kill in Popular Culture. 9. Women and Murder in True Crime. 10. Women and Homicide in Literature, Music, and Films. 11. Of Women, Sexuality, and Murder: Concluding Thoughts. Appendix A: Suggested Reading and Viewing Lists. Appendix B: Great Women in Criminology/Criminal Justice. Appendix C: Survey Responses of Women Professionals/Practitioners. Bibliography. Index.

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