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Review of Women and Violent Crime in Enlightenment Scotland

Pattinson, J.S. (2008) Review of Women and Violent Crime in Enlightenment Scotland. [Review]

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    Female serial killers, women suicide bombers and the increasing number, and escalating violence, of girl gangs in the late twentieth century force us to question powerful cultural stereotypes that women are inherently nonaggressive. Women are more commonly cast as the victim of violent behaviour, not the aggressor, and yet female violence, which is still regarded as an aberration, is not a recent phenomenon as Kilday’s book on lowland women’s violent criminality between 1750 and 1815 makes clear.

    Item type: Review
    ID code: 20044
    Keywords: scottish history, enlightenment, scottish enlightenment, crime and justice, Scotland, History
    Subjects: History General and Old World > Great Britain > Scotland
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > History
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 30 May 2010 15:29
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 09:37

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