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Depraved and Disorderly: Female Convicts, Sexuality and Gender in Colonial Australia

Depraved and Disorderly Female Convicts Sexuality and Gender in Colonial Australia This innovative book tells the powerful stories of convict women while drawing out broader themes of gender and sexual disorder and race and class dynamics It looks at the cultural meanings of aspect

This innovative book tells the powerful stories of convict women, while drawing out broader themes of gender and sexual disorder and race and class dynamics It looks at the cultural meanings of aspects of life in the colony on ships, in the factories and in orphanages Damousi considers such topics as headshaving as punishment in the prisons, as well as analysing the lanThis innovative book tells the powerful stories of convict women, while drawing out broader themes of gender and sexual disorder and race and class dynamics It looks at the cultural meanings of aspects of life in the colony on ships, in the factories and in orphanages Damousi considers such topics as headshaving as punishment in the prisons, as well as analysing the language of pollution, purity and abandonment The book shows how understanding about sexual and racial difference became a focus for cultural anxiety in colonial society.

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  1. Tara Calaby says:
    I learnt an awful lot from this book in terms of what life was like for female convicts and, as a result, I m now feeling very annoyed about the male centric way that we were taught about Australia s convict past at school I think that Damousi does a great job of showing that there was no one experience for female convicts and of tying women s experiences in with the various ideologies and discourses of the time That said, I struggled a little with the style of writing here, especially towards t [...]

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