Getting Mad wi’ it’: Risk-seeking by Young Women

Published: 2007

Batchelor, S.A. (2007) 'Getting Mad wi' it': Risk-seeking by Young Women'. In: K. Hannah-Moffat and P. O'Malley (eds) Gendered Risks. Cavendish, Abingdon: Routledge; 205-227.


This chapter draws upon data from a recent ESRC-funded project exploring young women’s violent behaviour. Challenging conceptions of risk that focus solely on women’s risk avoidance, the data point to the positive contribution risk-seeking behaviour can have in terms of young women’s sense of self and self-efficacy.