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Title: Unwanted sexual attention in the Night Time Economy: behaviors, safety strategies and conceptualizing "feisty femininity"
Authors: Gunby, C
Carline, A
Taylor, S
Gosling, H
First Published: 2019
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US) for American Society of Criminology, Division on Women and Crime
Citation: Feminist Criminology, 2019, In Press
Abstract: Almost nothing is known about “unwanted sexual attention” and women’s navigation of it when in bars and nightclubs. Using focus group discussions this article addresses that gap. It develops knowledge of the behaviors that constitute unwanted, the safety strategies used to manage them and examines how these practices underpin gender performance in night-time spaces: environments renowned for the dilemmas they pose to women. We then use these data to develop the concept “feisty femininity” to highlight a neglected form of femininity that overtly resists unwanted encounters. This femininity can arguably play a role in efforts aimed at ending gendered violence.
ISSN: 1557-0851
Links: TBA
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2019, SAGE Publications (UK and US) for American Society of Criminology, Division on Women and Crime. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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