‘Upskirting’, Homosociality, and Craftmanship: A Thematic Analysis of Perpetrator and Viewer Interactions

Hall, Matthew, Hearn, Jeff and Lewis, Ruth (2020) ‘Upskirting’, Homosociality, and Craftmanship: A Thematic Analysis of Perpetrator and Viewer Interactions. Violence Against Women. ISSN 1077-8012 (In Press)

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Abstract

‘Upskirting’ is the action or practice of surreptitiously taking photographs or videos up a female’s skirt or dress. In the UK it is an offence. However, internationally, laws are uneven. Understanding how perpetrators account for their actions becomes an important question. Here we present the findings of our thematic analysis of posts on the ‘upskirting’ website, The Candid Zone. Our analysis shows that posters and respondents frame this activity as artistic and technical, providing each other with advice and guidance on where, and how to get the ‘best’ shots. We conceptualize this as form of abuse as homosociality and craftsmanship.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thematic analysis, gender violence, homosociality, upskirting, craftsmanship
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L900 Others in Social studies
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 16:01
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2021 16:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45086

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