Becoming Unbecoming

Una,

£14.99

1977. A serial murderer is at large in West Yorkshire and the police – despite spending more than two million man-hours hunting the killer and interviewing the man himself no less than nine times – are struggling to solve the case. As this national news story unfolds around her, 12-year-old Una finds herself on the receiving end of a series of violent acts for which she feels she is to blame. ‘Unbecoming’ explores gender violence, blame, shame and social responsibility. Through image and text Una asks what it means to grow up in a culture where male violence goes unpunished and unquestioned. With the benefit of hindsight Una explores her experience, wonders if anything has really changed and challenges a global culture that demands that the victims of violence pay its cost.

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A serial murderer, known as the Yorkshire Ripper, is at large in West Yorkshire and the police are struggling to solve the case. As this national news story unfolds around her, Una finds herself on the receiving end of a series of violent acts for which she feels she is to blame. Becoming Unbecoming explores sexual abuse, gender violence, blame, shame and social responsibility. In graphic novel format, Una asks what it means to grow up in a culture where male violence goes unpunished and unquestioned,challenging a global culture that demands the victims of violence pay

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Weight 0.504 kg
Dimensions 23 × 17 × 2 cm
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Paperback

Pages

207

Language

English

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General – Trade / Code: K