“Upskirting,” Homosociality, and Craftmanship: A Thematic Analysis of Perpetrator and Viewer Interactions

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Hall, Matthew, Hearn, Jeff and Lewis, Ruth 2021. “Upskirting,” Homosociality, and Craftmanship: A Thematic Analysis of Perpetrator and Viewer Interactions. Violence Against Women. https://doi.org/10778012211008981
AuthorsHall, Matthew, Hearn, Jeff and Lewis, Ruth
Abstract

“Upskirting” is the action or practice of surreptitiously taking photographs or videos up a female’s skirt or dress. In the United Kingdom, it is an offense. 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 form of abuse as homosociality and craftsmanship.

Keywordsthematic analysis; gender violence; homosociality; upskirting; craftsmanship
Year2021
JournalViolence Against Women
PublisherSage
ISSN1552-8448
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10778012211008981
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/625758
hdl:10545/625758
Publication dates05 May 2021
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Deposited07 May 2021, 15:10
AcceptedDec 2020
ContributorsArden University, British University in Egypt, University of Derby, University of Huddersfield, Örebro University, Hanken School of Economics and Northumbria University
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