It's About This: Lesbians, Prison, Desire

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dc.contributor.author Millbank, Jenni en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:38:48Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:38:48Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2006006664 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Millbank Jenni 2004, 'It's About This: Lesbians, Prison, Desire', Sage, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 155-190. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0964-6639 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5528
dc.description.abstract This article explores three narratives of violently transgressive lesbians in a prison setting. The stories are two English novels, Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter (1985), Affinity by Sarah Waters (1999) and an English TV series, Bad Girls (1999-ongoing). A number of disruptive and counter-hegemonic aspects run through these stories including their portrayal of violence as a reasonable response to oppressive social conditions, a distinct problematizing of heterosexuality and the metaphor of a prison panopticon to explore the constraints imposed on all women s lives. The article argues that the representation of lesbian desire in all three tales is truly radical in that it acts to dissolve unequal power dyads, although it also comes to question the extent to which it is possible, even in fiction, to sustain such rupture in the face of dominant cultural imperatives to re-capture and domesticate homo-normative images. en_US
dc.publisher Sage en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0964663904042550 en_US
dc.title It's About This: Lesbians, Prison, Desire en_US
dc.parent Social and Legal Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 13 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 155 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 190 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 180100 en_US
dc.personcode 101296 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.staffid 101296 en_US


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