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The Emerald Handbook of Feminism, Criminology and Social Change

Sandra Walklate
University of Liverpool, UK

Kate Fitz-Gibbon
Monash University, Australia

JaneMaree Maher
Monash University, Australia

Jude McCulloch
Monash University, Australia

Product Details
02 Jul 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
520 pages - 152 x 229mm
Emerald Studies in Criminology, Feminism and Social Change

The Emerald Handbook of Criminology, Feminism and Social Change combines a wide range of international contributors to chart the uneasy relationship between feminism, criminology and victimology. It explores historical and contemporary questions posed for criminology and victimology by feminist work.

The book is split into four sections: part one discovers the origins of feminist criminology; part two showcases research and broadens the conceptual and spatial horizons of feminist criminological endeavour through the inclusion of voices from the Global South, setting a challenging agenda for those in the Global North to listen to. Part three, ‘Extending the Criminological Agenda’, illustrates how feminist thought has pushed the boundaries of criminological work to offer more nuanced approaches to thinking about crime and criminal victimisation, and introduce differently problematic behaviour into the orbit of the discipline. Finally, part four looks ahead to set the agenda for the future relationship between feminism and criminology.

Comprehensive and current, this handbook provides fresh insight and commentary on the capacity of criminology to listen to feminist voices and is essential reading for anyone interested in feminism, criminology and social change.

Part One: The Origins of Feminist Criminology
Chapter 1. Evolving Feminist Perspectives in Criminology and Victimology and Their Influence on Understandings of, and Responses to, Intimate Partner Violence; Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Sandra Walklate, Jude McCulloch and JaneMaree Maher
Chapter 2. Feminist Perspectives in Criminology: Early Feminist Perspectives; Loraine Gelsthorpe 
Chapter 3. Feminist Approaches to Victimology; Jody Clay-Warner and Timothy G. Edgemon
Chapter 4. Feminist Activism and Scholarship in Resisting and Responding to Gender-based Abuse; Joanne Belknap and Deanne Grant
Chapter 5. Feminist Criminology in a Time of ‘Digital Feminism’: Can the #MeToo Movement Create Fundamental Cultural Change?; Annie Cossins
Part Two: Research Beyond the Northern Hemisphere
Chapter 6. Gender Violence Law Reform and Feminist Criminology in Brazil; Thiago Pierobom de Avila
Chapter 7. The Contribution of Critical Ecofeminism to the Criminological Debate in Spain: Debating All Rules of All Tribes; Gema Varona
Chapter 8. Public Attitude towards Rape Crime and the Treatment of Its Victims in Delhi City; Vibha Hetu
Chapter 9. On Honour, Culture and Violence Against Women in Black and Minority Ethnic Communities; Aisha Gill and Samantha Walker
Part Three: Extending the Criminological Agenda
Chapter 10. Masculinities and Interpersonal Violence; Stephen Tomsen and James W. Messerschmidt
Chapter 11. Disrupting the Boundaries of the Academe: Co-Creating Knowledge and Sex Work ‘Academic-Activism’; Laura Connelly and Teela Sanders
Chapter 12. Social Change and the Banality of Patriarchal Oppression and Gender Inequality; Dawn L. Rothe and Victoria E. Collins
Chapter 13. Reflections on Women’s Resistance and Social Change in Africa; Temitope B. Oriola
Chapter 14. Speaking Life, Speaking Death: Jerusalemite Children Confronting Israel’s Technologies of Violence; Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
Chapter 15. Caught between a Rock and a Hard Place – Human Rights, Life Imprisonment and Gender Stereotyping: A Critical Analysis of Khamtokhu and Aksenchik v. Russia (2017); Marion Vannier
Part Four: Looking to the Future
Chapter 16. Bringing Racialised Women and Girls into View: An Intersectional Approach to Punishment and Incarceration; Julie Stubbs
Chapter 17. Technology and Violence against Women; Bridget A. Harris
Chapter 18. Enhancing Feminist Understandings Of Violence Against Women: Looking to the Future; Walter S. DeKeseredy
Chapter 19. Criminological Lessons on/from Sexual Violence; May-Len Skilbrei
Chapter 20. Gender-based Violence: Case Studies from the Global South; Melissa Bull, Kerry Carrington and Laura Vitis
Chapter 21. Postscript. Feminism, Activism, and Social Change: A Call to Action for Feminist Criminology; Nancy A. Wonders

Sandra Walklate is Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology and Conjoint Chair of Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. Her research continues to be focused on criminal victimisation and its impact particularly in relation to violence against women.

Kate Fitz-Gibbon is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University (Australia) and Deputy Director of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre. Her research examines family violence, the law of homicide and the impact of criminal law reform across Australian and international jurisdictions.

JaneMaree Maher is Professor and Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research Sociology at Monash University. She works on gendered violence and hate crimes using feminist legal paradigms. Her research also addresses family and gender issues with a focus on women’s caring and employment in family life.

Jude McCulloch is a Professor of Criminology at Monash University and the Director of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre. Her research looks at the boundaries between public and private violence, and the implications of this for women and the concept of national security. 

This fascinating collection tells the story of how criminology and victimology were transformed by feminist perspectives, and reveals the compelling new insights critical perspectives on gender are bringing to the study of social harms, including those inflected by the legacies of colonialism, globalization and state-sanctioned forms of social control. Anyone in doubt as to the difference feminism and criminology can make to a world complexly fractured by violence, abuse and accumulating inequalities should read this book. Insightful, inspiring and empowering. - David Gadd, Professor of Criminology, University of Manchester, UK

 Nearly half a century after International Women's Year, powerful mechanisms of gender inequality persist around the world. They generate poverty and cultural oppression, and are deeply implicated in violence, crime and victimization. This Handbook documents recent feminist criminology from many countries, highlighting gender dynamics around the Global South, new forms of online abuse, state violence, emerging theories of gender and crime, and creative strategies for social change. A great resource for criminology, and for the wider struggle for gender justice. - Raewyn Connell, Author of 'Southern Theory' and 'Gender: In World Perspective'

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