The role of (in)visibility in hate crime targeting transgender people

Colliver, Ben and Silvestri, Marisa (2020) The role of (in)visibility in hate crime targeting transgender people. Criminology and Criminal Justice. ISSN 1748-8958

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This paper explores incidents of hate crime targeted at transgender people. Drawing on in-depth interview data, it challenges and extends established theorisations of the significance of ‘difference’ and ‘vulnerability’ in relation to victimisation. It introduces and emphasises the idea of ‘visibility’ as a more useful lens through which to understand the systematic harm experienced by hate crime victimisation. Through an analysis of complex identities, the paper argues that current conceptualisations of ‘visibility’ do not appreciate the complex, intersectional nature of visibility, which is key in understanding how people navigate their identities in different spaces and contexts.

Item Type: Article
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4 April 2020Accepted
9 June 2020Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visibility, Transgender, Hate Crime, Difference, Vulnerability
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-02 - sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > College of Law, Social and Criminal Justice
Depositing User: Ben Colliver
Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 16:27
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 12:49

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