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No Mercy Here"Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity"$
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Sarah Haley

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469627595

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627595.001.0001

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Carceral Constructions of Black Female Deviance

Carceral Constructions of Black Female Deviance

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(p.17) Chapter One Carceral Constructions of Black Female Deviance
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No Mercy Here
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Sarah Haley

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627595.003.0001

This chapter examines the criminalization of black women, demonstrating that police, prosecutors, and judges reinforced notions of black female deviance through the criminal process and through juridical discourse. Through an analysis of visual representation, municipal court convictions, misdemeanour, and felony convictions, chapter one covers the criminalization of black motherhood, popular discourses of black female deviance, racialized discourses of gender queerness, and the policing of alleged urban disorder, revealing that the targeting of black women fortified racial constructions of gender through the criminal legal process.

Keywords:   Criminalization, Atlanta, Deviance, Queerness, Motherhood, Black women

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