Criminology at the Crossroads

Criminology at the Crossroads : Feminist Readings in Crime and Justice

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This anthology contains works in criminology and law by feminist scholars, including Carol Smart, Kristin Bumiller, Hilary Allen, Meda Chesney-Lind, Kathleen Ferraro and Regina Austin. Themes include the construction of women in feminist, legal and criminological discourses; the blurred boundaries of victimization and criminalization; masculinities and violence; and intersections of class, race and gender. Daly and Maher's introduction gives a brief overview of the field, past and present, and analyzes shifts in feminist thinking from the 1970s to the more

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  • Hardback | 298 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 28mm | 430g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195113438
  • 9780195113433

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Kathleen Daly and Lisa Maher, crossroads and intersections - building from feminist critique. Part I Women of feminist, legal, and criminological discourses: Carol Smart, the woman of legal discourse; Kristen Bumiller, fallen angels - the representation of violence against women in legal culture; Hilary Allen, rendering them harmless - the professional portrayal of women charged with serious violent crimes; Kerry Carrington, postmodernism and feminist criminolgies - disconnecting discourses?. Part II Blurred boundaries of victimization and criminalization: Karen A. Joe and Meda Chesney-Lind, "just every mother's angel" - an analysis of gender and ethnic variations in youth gang membership; Lisa Maher and Richard Curtis, women on the edge of crime - crack cocaine and the changing contexts of street-level sex work in New York City; Kathleen Daly, women's pathways to felony court - feminist theories of lawbreaking and problems of representation. Part III Masculinities and violence: Patricia Yancey Martin and Robert A. Hummer, fraternities and rape on campus; Joyce E. Canaan, is "doing nothing" just boys' play? - integrating feminist and cultural studies perspectives on working-class young men's masculinity; Kenneth Polk, masculinity, honour and confrontational homicide. Part IV Crossroads and intersections of class-race-gender, politics and justice: Kathleen J. Ferraro, policing women battering; Sherene Razack, what is to be gained by looking white people in the eye? - culture, race, and gender in cases of sexual violence; Laureen Snider, feminism, punishment, and the potential of empowerment; Regina Austin, "the black community", its lawbreakers, and a politics of more

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