Pussy Riot and feminist cultural criminology: a new 'femininity in dissent'?

Seal, Lizzie (2013) Pussy Riot and feminist cultural criminology: a new 'femininity in dissent'? Contemporary Justice Review, 16 (2). pp. 293-303. ISSN 1028-2580

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This comment considers the mainstream, online Western news media’s reaction to the imprisonment of three members of the Russian feminist punk band, Pussy Riot, in August 2012. Of particular concern is the band’s style of feminist political protest; it argues that their case is of significance to feminist cultural criminology. Drawing on Young’s analysis of media censuring of feminist political protest as deviance, the contrasting, positive representation in this case of Pussy Riot as dissidents is explored. This positive representation can be understood with regard to Western geopolitical concerns, but also stresses the effectiveness of Pussy Riot in communicating their political message.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0621 Culture
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0811 Deviant behaviour. Social deviance
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
Depositing User: Lizzie Seal
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 12:43
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 12:43
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/47314

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