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Choreography, controversy and child sex abuse: Theoretical reflections on a cultural criminological analysis of dance in a pop music video (2017)
Journal Article
Dearey, M. (2018). Choreography, controversy and child sex abuse: Theoretical reflections on a cultural criminological analysis of dance in a pop music video. Theoretical Criminology, 22(2), 189-205. doi:10.1177/1362480617699159

This article was inspired by the controversy over claims of ‘pedophilia!!!!’ undertones and the ‘triggering’ of memories of childhood sexual abuse in some viewers by the dance performance featured in the music video for Sia’s ‘Elastic Heart’ (2015).... Read More

‘Dark am I, yet lovely’: Tracing diabolical evil and femininities in gothic fusion tribal belly dance (2014)
Journal Article
Dearey, M. (2014). ‘Dark am I, yet lovely’: Tracing diabolical evil and femininities in gothic fusion tribal belly dance. Dance, movement & spiritualities, 1(3), 373-391. doi:10.1386/dmas.1.3.373_1

While belly dance as a dance genre has been recognised for its ‘ambivalence’ (Downey et al, 2010: 379) in terms of its empowerment of women’s identities and body types and essentialising of narrowly constructed femininities, it has nonetheless in the... Read More

Prison(er) auto/biography, 'true crime', and teaching, learning, and research in criminology (2011)
Journal Article
Dearey, M., Gibbs, D., Gadsby, S., Lear, C. R., Petty, B., & Thompson, B. (2011). Prison(er) auto/biography, 'true crime', and teaching, learning, and research in criminology. Critical Survey, 23(3), (86-102). doi:10.3167/cs.2011.230307. ISSN 0011-1570

The main aim of this essay is to explore prisoner life writing within the specific, richly and multiply dependent context of teaching and learning undergraduate criminology at an English university, from the authorial viewpoint of a teacher and her s... Read More