Gang Girls: Agency, Sexual Identity and Victimisation ‘On Road’

Young, T.L. and Trickett, L. (2017) Gang Girls: Agency, Sexual Identity and Victimisation ‘On Road’. In: Youth Culture and Social Change: Making a Difference by Making a Noise. Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 231-259. ISBN 978-1-137-52910-7. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52911-4) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This chapter explores the experience of girls and young women involved in gang life. By drawing upon the testimony of gang-associated young people we ask whether young women are able to exercise enough power to build a credible identity and avoid victimisation in a patriarchal subculture that favours and fosters the agency of young men and positions young women as subordinate. We argue that young women are subjected to restrictions when attempting to build a credible identity, which puts them at risk of sexual violence. We suggest that some girls are in a no-win situation and end up ‘getting played’.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Criminology
Depositing User: Tara Young
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2017 18:07 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2017 16:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64957 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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