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Women & Vigilantism in American Popular Culture

Contrary to Ray Abrahams’ assertion that women have had little or no part in vigilantism outside the Ku Klux Klan in American history (1999: p.137), female vigilantism is evident on the American screen from its earliest conception; this indicates a … Continue reading

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Vigilantism & Fear

Given their often violent, swift and extra-legal status, one might initially be tempted to overlook how vigilante acts are often motivated by fear, either of perceived or real threats to the self and possessions, or of the unknown and unfamiliar. … Continue reading

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Updates to the site

I have been updating some of the pages to the site, preparing for a brand new launch! I’m excited to share it with you, so to get a flavour of things to come, please visit the newly updated ‘About’, ‘What … Continue reading

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Book Release – ‘Dissecting the Dark Defender: Approaching Vigilantism in American History, Society, & Culture through DEXTER’

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Book Release – ‘Dissecting the Dark Defender: Approaching Vigilantism in American History, Society, & Culture through DEXTER’, by Madeleine Smith Using vigilantism as a prism through which to view various aspects of contemporary American life, ‘Dissecting the Dark Defender’ seeks to … Continue reading

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