The social nature of serial murder: The intersection of gender and modernity

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/605009
Title:
The social nature of serial murder: The intersection of gender and modernity
Authors:
Wattis, L. (Louise)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Social Futures Institute
Citation:
Wattis, L. (2016) 'The Social Nature of Serial Murder' European Journal of Women's Studies; published online: 08 Apr 2016
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
European Journal of Women's Studies
Issue Date:
8-Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/605009
Additional Links:
http://ejw.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/04/07/1350506816641722.full.pdf+html
Abstract:
The literature on the aetiology of serial killing has benefited from analyses which offer an alternative perspective to individual/psychological approaches and consider serial murder as a sociological phenomenon. The main argument brought to bear within this body of work identifies the socio-economic and cultural conditions of modernity as enabling and legitimating the motivations and actions of the serial killer. This article interrogates this work from the standpoint of a gendered reading of modernity. Using the Yorkshire Ripper case, it emphasizes how in addition to the political economy, gender relations and masculinity shape the dynamics of serial murder and its representation.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Feminicide; gender violence; late modernity; masculinity; misogyny
ISSN:
1350-5068
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) without restriction. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1350-5068/ [Accessed: 11/04/2016]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWattis, L. (Louise)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-11T14:20:10Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-11T14:20:10Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04-08en
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Women's Studies; published online: 08 Apr 2016en
dc.identifier.issn1350-5068en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/605009en
dc.description.abstractThe literature on the aetiology of serial killing has benefited from analyses which offer an alternative perspective to individual/psychological approaches and consider serial murder as a sociological phenomenon. The main argument brought to bear within this body of work identifies the socio-economic and cultural conditions of modernity as enabling and legitimating the motivations and actions of the serial killer. This article interrogates this work from the standpoint of a gendered reading of modernity. Using the Yorkshire Ripper case, it emphasizes how in addition to the political economy, gender relations and masculinity shape the dynamics of serial murder and its representation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ejw.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/04/07/1350506816641722.full.pdf+htmlen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) without restriction. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1350-5068/ [Accessed: 11/04/2016]en
dc.subjectFeminicideen
dc.subjectgender violenceen
dc.subjectlate modernityen
dc.subjectmasculinityen
dc.subjectmisogynyen
dc.titleThe social nature of serial murder: The intersection of gender and modernityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Social Futures Instituteen
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Women's Studiesen
or.citation.harvardWattis, L. (2016) 'The Social Nature of Serial Murder' European Journal of Women's Studies; published online: 08 Apr 2016en
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.embargoNoneen
dc.date.accepted2016-03-07en
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