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Title: A Narrative Approach to Women’s Lawbreaking
Authors: Fleetwood, Jennifer
First Published: 2-Jul-2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US) for American Society of Criminology, Division on Women and Crime
Citation: Feminist Criminology July 2, 2015 1557085115591998
Abstract: This article argues for the value of narrative criminology for feminist explanations of women’s lawbreaking. Contemporary theories note the significance of material gendered inequalities; however, narrative offers a way to include discursive aspects of gender. Drawing on recent developments in narrative criminology, this article analyzes how women may “talk themselves into” lawbreaking. Analysis draws on interviews with three women with diverse experiences in the drug trade and shows how drug trafficking was narrated as impossible, meaningful, and inevitable. A narrative approach therefore offers ways to understand how for some women, under some circumstances, lawbreaking may become meaningful.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1557085115591998
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. © The Author 2015.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Criminology

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