Certain Other Countries

Certain Other Countries

Homicide, Gender, and National Identity in Late Nineteenth-century England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

Book - 2007
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"In Certain Other Countries, Carolyn A. Conley explores how the concepts of national identity and criminal violence influenced each other in the Victorian-era United Kingdom. It also addresses the differences among the nations as well as the ways that homicide trials illuminate the issues of gender, ethnicity, family, privacy, property, and class. Homicides reflect assumptions about the proper balance of power in various relationships. For example, Englishmen were ten times more likely to kill women they were courting than were men in the Celtic nations." "By combining quantitative techniques in the analysis of over seven thousand cases, as well as careful and detailed readings of individual cases, the book exposes trends and patterns that might not have been evident in works using only one method. For instance, by examining all homicide trials rather than concentrating exclusively on a few highly celebrated ones, it becomes clear that most female killers were not viewed with particular horror, but were treated much like their male counterparts."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780814210512
Branch Call Number: HV6535.G4 C66 2007
Characteristics: ix, 255 p. ; 24 cm


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