Emerald Studies in Criminology, Feminism and Social Change

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Series description

Criminology, Feminism and Social Change offers a platform for innovative, engaged, and forward-looking feminist-informed work to explore the interconnections between social change and the capacity of criminology to grapple with the implications of such change.

Social change, whether as a result of the movement of peoples, the impact of new technologies, the potential consequences of climate change, or more commonly identified features of changing societies, such as ageing populations, inter-generational conflict, the changing nature of work, increasing awareness of the problem of gendered violence(s), and/or changing economic and political context, takes its toll across the globe in infinitely more nuanced and inter-connected ways than previously imagined. Each of these connections carry implications for what is understood as crime, the criminal, the victim of crime and the capacity of criminology as a discipline to make sense of these evolving interconnections. Feminist analysis, despite its contentious relationship with the discipline of criminology, has much to offer in strengthening the discipline to better understand the complexity of the world in the twenty-first century and to scan the horizon for emerging, possible or likely futures.

This series invites feminist-informed scholars, particularly those working comparatively across disciplinary boundaries to take up the challenges posed by social change for the discipline of criminology. The series offers authors a space to adopt and develop strong, critical personal views whether in the format of research monographs, single or co-authored books or edited collections. We are keen to promote global views and debates on these issues and welcome proposals embracing such perspectives.

We are interested in submissions on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • the violence(s) of war, climate change and the movement of peoples
  • critical appreciations of policy developments in policing, security and surveillance
  • visual culture and its gendered consequences
  • history, feminism and criminology
  • policy response to intimate partner violence in a global context
  • cultural criminology, gender and the objectification of women
  • feminist readings of the disciplinary foundations of criminology
  • geography, gender and the consequences of war

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editors via email:

Prof Sandra Walklate
University of Liverpool, UK

Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon
Monash University, Australia

Walter S. DeKeseredy
West Virginia University, USA

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