Depraved and Disorderly by Joy Damousi
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Depraved and Disorderly
By Joy Damousi

Depraved and Disorderly

Female Convicts, Sexuality and Gender in Colonial Australia

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Depraved and Disorderly by Joy Damousi

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This innovative book marks a new way of looking at convict women. It tells their stories in a powerful and evocative way, drawing out broader themes of gender and sexual disorder and race and class dynamics in a colonial context. It considers the convict past in light of contemporary concerns, looking at the cultural meanings of aspects of life in the colony: on ships, in the factories and in orphanages. Using startlingly original research, Joy Damousi considers such varied topics as headshaving as punishment in the prisons and the subversive nature of laughter and play, as well as analysing the language of pollution, purity and abandonment. She also dicusses the nature of sexual relationships, including evidence of lesbianism. The book shows how understanding about sexual and racial difference was crucial for both the maintenance and disturbance of colonial society, and became a focus for cultural anxiety.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521587235
ISBN-10: 0521587239
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-May-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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