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    Sexual peril and dangerous others: the moral economies of the trans prisoner policy debates in England and Wales

    Lamble, Sarah (2023) Sexual peril and dangerous others: the moral economies of the trans prisoner policy debates in England and Wales. Sexualities , ISSN 1363-4607.

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    Abstract

    This article analyses a widely publicised case in England, where a trans woman was remanded to a women’s prison and subsequently sexually assaulted other women prisoners. The article traces how the case was politically mobilised to support a growing backlash against trans rights in Britain. The article argues that the case was successfully deployed by trans-hostile groups because of a combination of carceral politics and sexual exceptionalism, which cut across both left and right politics and has roots in racialised narratives of ‘dangerous others’. These narratives, while ostensibly claiming to guard against sexual violence, paradoxically limit the capacity to meaningfully address underlying causes of sexual harm.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): transgender, sexual violence, prison, punishment, transformative justice, sexual offenders
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS)
    Depositing User: Sarah Lamble
    Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2023 13:42
    Last Modified: 15 Oct 2023 07:17
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/52020

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