Depraved and Disorderly: Female Convicts, Sexuality and Gender in Colonial Australia
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BeschreibungThis innovative book looks at the cultural meanings of aspects of convict women's lives in colonial society.
InhaltsverzeichnisPart I. Sexuality, Resistance and Punishment: 1. Chaos and order: gender, space and sexuality on female convict ships; 2. Depraved and disorderly: the sexuality of convict women; 3. Disrupting the boundaries: resistance and convict women; 4. Defeminising convict women: headshaving as punishment in the female factories; Part II. Familt Life and Convictism: 5. Convict mothering; 6. Wretchedness and vice: the 'orphan' and the colonial imagination; 7. Abandonment, flight and absence: motherhood and fatherhood during the 1820s and 1830s; Conclusion.
Pressestimmen'Depraved and Disorderly is history at its best - thoroughly researched and crisply written, underpinned by cultural theory yet fascinating for its attention to individual human fates.' West Australian 'This is an excitingly formulated, ambitiously researched and, in its writing and careful editing, an elegantly evocative reading experience.' Australian Historical Studies
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 232 Seiten