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Emma Floyd

Emma Floyd reviews 'Depraved and Disorderly: Female sexuality and gender in colonial Australia' by Joy Damousi

September 1997, no. 194 01 September 1997
Much of the evidence and source material used in Depraved and Disorderly, particularly in Part One, will be familiar to the scholar of female convict history. But Joy Damousi provides some additional material which is both original and evocative. For example, her discussion of lesbianism and tattooing as both challenging to contemporary concerns about sexuality and social order, and as another mea ... (read more)