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Mafias, markets, mules: Gender stereotypes in discourses about drug trafficking

Fleetwood, J. 2015. Mafias, markets, mules: Gender stereotypes in discourses about drug trafficking. Sociology Compss, 9(11), pp. 962-976. [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Popular and political discourses about drug trafficking are premised on a gender binary based on sexist stereotypes. Simply put, popular and political discourses about drug trafficking tend to describe men as the brains and women as mere bodies. Academic research on drug mules and drug trafficking tends to rely on, rather than problematise, this gender binary, limiting contemporary enquiry and knowledge about drug trafficking. Furthermore, this gendered binary informs anti-drug trafficking policy international in harmful ways.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12323

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology > Unit for Global Justice (UGJ)

Dates:

DateEvent
12 August 2015Accepted
28 October 2015Published

Item ID:

20768

Date Deposited:

11 Aug 2017 14:57

Last Modified:

11 Aug 2017 14:57

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20768

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