Crime of Outrage: Sex, Violence, and Victorian Working Women by Shani D'Cruze, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Crime of Outrage: Sex, Violence, and Victorian Working Women

Crime of Outrage: Sex, Violence, and Victorian Working Women

by Shani D'Cruze
     
 
This provocative study explores the subordination of Victorian working women in the home, neighborhood, and workplace. Drawing on courtroom proceedings, D'Cruze reveals that women's interest in speaking out against violent crimes often coincide with the court's agenda to discipline the unruly behavior of working men. However, while women used local courts of vindicate

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This provocative study explores the subordination of Victorian working women in the home, neighborhood, and workplace. Drawing on courtroom proceedings, D'Cruze reveals that women's interest in speaking out against violent crimes often coincide with the court's agenda to discipline the unruly behavior of working men. However, while women used local courts of vindicate their reputation before their neighbors, doing so often compromised their respectability in the eyes of the public.

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Booknews
Explores sexual violence against Victorian working women, Victorian notions of femininity and masculinity, and the culture of violence in which they existed. D'Cruze (history, Manchester Metropolitan U.) investigates 909 criminal and civil cases that reveal these women as more than just victims. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875802428
Publisher:
Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Edition description:
1
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Prudence Moylan
Provides new insights and approaches to both the history of crime and the history of sexuality.

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