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

TitleDepraved and Disorderly: Female Convicts, Sexuality and Gender in Colonial Australia
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsDamousi, Joy
Number of Pages232
PublisherCambridge University Press
CityCambridge; New York
Abstract

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 analyzing 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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Short TitleDepraved and Disorderly
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