Feminism and Global Justice

Carrington, Kerry (2015) Feminism and Global Justice. New Directions in Critical Criminology. Routledge, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon.

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Abstract

This book attempts to persuade a new generation of scholars, criminologists, activists, and policy makers sympathetic to the quest for global justice to open the envelope, to step out of their comfort zones and typical frames of analysis to gaze at a world full of injustice against the female sex, much of it systemic, linked to culture, custom and religion. In some instances the sources of these injustices intersect with those that produce global inequality, imperialism and racism. This book also investigates circumstances where the globalising forces cultivate male on male violence in the anomic spaces of supercapitalism – the border zones of Mexico and the United States, and the frontier mining communities in the Australian desert. However systemic gendered injustices, such as forced marriage of child female brides, sati the cremation of widows, genital cutting, honour crimes, rape and domestic violence against women, are forms of violence only experienced by the female sex.

The book does not shirk away from female violence either. Carrington argues that if feminism wants to have a voice in the public, cultural, political and criminological debates about heightened, albeit often exaggerated, social concerns about growing female violence and engagement in terrorism, then new directions in theorising female violence are required. Feminist silences about the violent crimes, atrocities and acts of terrorism committed by the female sex leave anti-feminist explanations uncontested. This allows a discursive space for feminist backlash ideologues to flourish. This book contests those ideologies to offer counter explanations for the rise in female violence and female terrorism, in a global context where systemic gendered violence against women is alarming and entrenched. The world needs feminism to take hold across the globe, now more than ever.

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ID Code: 74728
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Feminist Criminology, Criminology, Feminist Theory, Law and Gender, Gender, Crime and Society, Violence against women, Forced Child Marriage, Zina, Sati, Female Genital Mutilation, Femicide, Patriarchy, culture and religion
ISBN: 9780415711128
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Kerry Carrington
Copyright Statement: All rights reserved. No part of this book can be reprinted, reproducted or utilised in any form or by electronic or mechanical means now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying or recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without the permission of the publishers.
Deposited On: 06 Nov 2014 22:47
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 19:40

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