Women, Murder and Femininity

Gender Representations of Women Who Kill

  • Lizzie Seal

Part of the Cultural Criminology book series (CUC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Women, Murder and Femininity

  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
  4. Part II

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 174-205

About this book


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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Authors and affiliations

  • Lizzie Seal
    • 1
  1. 1.Durham UniversityUK

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