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Women Who Kill Men: California Courts, Gender, and the Press - Law in the American West (Paperback)
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Women Who Kill Men: California Courts, Gender, and the Press - Law in the American West (Paperback)

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Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 01/05/2013
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The period 1870-1958 was revolutionary in the lives of women. Society's shifting perceptions of women and their role were apparent in the courtroom. Women Who Kill Men analyzes eighteen sensational cases of women on trial for murder in this period to identify the intersections of media, law, and gender in California.

The fascinating details of these murder trials, documented in court records and embellished newspaper coverage, mirrored the changing public image of women. Most women and their attorneys relied on gendered stereotypes and language to create their defense and sometimes to leverage their status in a patriarchal system. Those who could successfully dress and act the part of the victim were most often able to win the sympathy of the jury. Gender mattered. And though the norms shifted over time, the press, attorneys, and juries were all informed by contemporary gender stereotypes.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803245440
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Women Who Kill Men: California Courts, Gender, and the Press provides a unique, historical glimpse into the trials of female defendants charged with murder in California from 1870 to 1958."-Brooke Butler, Psychology of Women Quarterly -- Brooke Butler * Psychology of Women Quarterly *
"Women Who Kill Men will appeal to social historians, behaviorists, students of women's issues, and the buff trade."-Clark Secrest, Western Historical Quarterly -- Clark Secrest * Western Historical Quarterly *

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