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Pussy Riot and feminist cultural criminology: a new 'femininity in dissent'?
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-08, 16:35 authored by Lizzie SealLizzie Seal
This comment considers the mainstream, online Western news media’s reaction to the imprisonment of three members of the Russian feminist punk band, Pussy Riot, in August 2012. Of particular concern is the band’s style of feminist political protest; it argues that their case is of significance to feminist cultural criminology. Drawing on Young’s analysis of media censuring of feminist political protest as deviance, the contrasting, positive representation in this case of Pussy Riot as dissidents is explored. This positive representation can be understood with regard to Western geopolitical concerns, but also stresses the effectiveness of Pussy Riot in communicating their political message.
- Accepted version
JournalContemporary Justice Review
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Department affiliated with
- Sociology and Criminology Publications
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