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Title (eng)
She must be Stripped Naked:
Female Criminality and Mob Encounters in Lagos (Nigeria) from the Neo-Liberal Era
Author
Sharon Adetutu Omotoso
Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Institute for the Future of Knowledge, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Author
Mutiat Titilope Oladejo
Department of History, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Author
Temitope Yetunde Bello
Kola Daisi University, Nigeria
Description (eng)
Gendered violence in African cities occur in various dimensions. It became rampant in the 1980s due to neo-liberal reforms. Imposing mob sanctions by denuding female suspects of crimes is a phenomenal manifestation of contemporary and urban Africa. The work uses qualitative method to analyse issues of female criminality and naked stripping of women in the cosmopolitan city of Lagos, Nigeria. With evidences of women being stripped by mobs, this study focuses on the trajectories of mob attacks and body-shaming. Stripping women naked and body-shaming feature as an expres‐ sion of power over the female victim in mob encounters. Deviance and social control theories are used to examine the relationship between female criminality and nudity. Although largely deployed to deter crime, this study establishes denuding of women during mob justice is under-researched and consequently, a significant context to study the dynamics of gendered violence.
Keywords (eng)
Lagosmob encounterfemale criminality
Subject (eng)
ÖFOS 2012 -- 602001 -- African studies
Type (eng)
Language
[eng]
Persistent identifier
https://phaidra.univie.ac.at/o:1760976
Is in series
Title
Stichproben. Wiener Zeitschrift für kritische Afrikastudien
Volume
23
Issue
45
ISSN
1992-8610
Issued
2023
Number of pages
63-83
Content
Details
Object type
PDFDocument
Format
application/pdf
Created
28.08.2023 02:21:24