Criminology at the Crossroads

Criminology at the Crossroads : Feminist Readings in Crime and Justice

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This anthology contains key works in criminology and law by well-known 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-gender. Daly and Maher's introduction gives a brief overview of the field, past and present, and analyses shifts in feminist thinking from the 1970s to the 1990s.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 24mm | 421.85g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195113446
  • 9780195113440

Table of contents

1. Crossroads and Intersections: Building from feminist critique ; PART I WOMEN OF FEMINIST, LEGAL, AND CRIMINOLOGICAL DISCOURSES ; 2. The woman of legal discourse ; 3. Fallen angels: the representation of violence against women in legal culture ; 4. Rendering them harmless: the professional portrayal of women charged with serious violent crimes ; 5. Postmodernism and feminist criminolgies: disconnecting discourses? ; PART II BLURRED BOUNDARIES OF VICTIMIZATION AND CRIMINALIZATION ; 6. "Just every mother's angel": an analysis of gender and ethnic variations in youth gang membership ; 7. Women on the edge of crime: crack cocaine and the changing contexts of street-level sex work in New York City ; 8. Women's pathways to felony court: feminist theories of lawbreaking and problems of representation ; PART III MASCULINITIES AND VIOLENCE ; 9. Fraternities and rape on campus ; 10. Is "doing nothing" just boys' play? Integrating feminist and cultural studies perspectives on working-class young men's masculinity ; 11. Masculinity, honour, and confrontational homicide ; PART IV CROSSROADS AND INTERSECTIONS OF CLASS-RACE-GENDER, POLITICS, AND JUSTICE ; 12. Policing woman battering ; 13. What is to be gained by looking white people in the eye? Culture, race, and gender in cases of sexual violence ; 14. Feminism, punishment, and the potential of empowerment ; 15. "The black community," its lawbreakers, and a politics of identification
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