Gendered Justice

Intimate Partner Violence and the Criminal Justice System


Author: Venessa Garcia,Patrick McManimon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742566455

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Gendered Justice takes a unique, multi-layered look at the various elements that factor into our understanding of domestic violence and how the criminal justice system handles situations of domestic violence. The book focuses primarily on the role of gender, but also considers socio-economic status and race. Illustrated with case studies throughout, the book introduces major themes, such as the social construction of gender and victimology, as well as topics such as the portrayal of intimate partner violence in the media and how it shapes our understanding of violence.

Policing and Gendered Justice

Examining the Possibilities


Author: Marilyn Corsianos

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802096791

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 7657

"An excellent overview of the position of women working as police officers in both Canada and the United States, past and present. The integration of theory, empirical evidence, and policy implications is striking." - Nancy Jurik, Arizona State University

Gendered justice

addressing female offenders


Author: Barbara E. Bloom

Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr


Category: Law

Page: 301

View: 9121

Gendered Justice in the American West

Women Prisoners in Men's Penitentiaries


Author: Anne M. Butler

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252068799

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9074

Documents the physical and mental punishment of female prisoners in the West between 1865 and 1915, drawing on prison records and the women's own words to analyze the role of gender, race, class, and age in the women's maltreatment. UP.

Civil Society And Gender Justice

Historical and Comparative Perspectives


Author: Karen Hagemann,Sonya Michel,Gunilla Budde

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857454218

Category: History

Page: 320

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Civil society and civic engagement have increasingly become topics of discussion at the national and international level. The editors of this volume ask, does the concept of “civil society” include gender equality and gender justice? Or, to frame the question differently, is civil society a feminist concept? Conversely, does feminism need the concept of civil society? This important volume offers both a revised gendered history of civil society and a program for making it more egalitarian in the future. An interdisciplinary group of internationally known authors investigates the relationship between public and private in the discourses and practices of civil societies; the significance of the family for the project of civil society; the relation between civil society, the state, and different forms of citizenship; and the complex connection between civil society, gendered forms of protest and nongovernmental movements. While often critical of historical instantiations of civil society, all the authors nonetheless take seriously the potential inherent in civil society, particularly as it comes to influence global politics. They demand, however, an expansion of both the concept and project of civil society in order to make its political opportunities available to all.

Gendered Justice , Intimate Partner Violence and the Criminal Justice System

Sociology, Criminology


Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 146721700X

Category: Education

Page: 21

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Gendered Justice , Intimate Partner Violence and the Criminal Justice System. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq

A Feminist Reformulation of Just War Theory


Author: Laura Sjoberg

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739116104

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 4135

Sjoberg advocates replacing righteousness in just war thinking with dialogue and empathy for the good of human safety everywhere and concludes with alternative visions of Gulf War policies, inspired by feminist just war theory."--BOOK JACKET.

Gendered Agency in War and Peace

Gender Justice and Women's Activism in Post-Conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina


Author: Maria O’Reilly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1352001454

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

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This book examines how gendered agency emerges in peacebuilding contexts. It develops a feminist critique of the international peacebuilding interventions, through a study of transitional justice policies and practices implemented in Bosnia & Herzegovina, and local activists’ responses to official discourses surrounding them. Extending Nancy Fraser’s tripartite model of justice to peacebuilding contexts, the book also advances notions of recognition, redistribution and representation as crucial components of gender-just peace. It argues that recognising women as victims and survivors of conflict, achieving a gender-equitable distribution of material and symbolic resources, and enabling women to participate as agents of transitional justice processes, are all essential for transforming the structural inequalities that enable gender violence and discrimination to materialise before, during, and after conflict. This study establishes a new avenue of analysis for understanding responses and resistances to international peacebuilding, by offering a sustained engagement with feminist social and political theory.

Gender, Justice, and the Problem of Culture

From Customary Law to Human Rights in Tanzania


Author: Dorothy L. Hodgson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253025478

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 5873

When, where, why, and by whom is law used to force desired social change in the name of justice? Why has culture come to be seen as inherently oppressive to women? In this finely crafted book, Dorothy L. Hodgson examines the history of legal ideas and institutions in Tanzania – from customary law to human rights – as specific forms of justice that often reflect elite ideas about gender, culture, and social change. Drawing on evidence from Maasai communities, she explores how the legacies of colonial law-making continue to influence contemporary efforts to create laws, codify marriage, criminalize FGM, and contest land grabs by state officials. Despite the easy dismissal by elites of the priorities and perspectives of grassroots women, she shows how Maasai women have always had powerful ways to confront and challenge injustice, express their priorities, and reveal the limits of rights-based legal ideals.

Gendered (in)justice

Theory and Practice in Feminist Criminology


Author: Pamela J. Schram,Barbara Koons-Witt

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9781577663287

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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This collection examines the gender and environmental factors that precede criminal behavior and the effects of gender on how the criminal justice system perceives and treats adult women offenders. Divided into four sections, section I is an overview of feminist theory in criminology, from its early influence to its recent contributions. Section II addresses gender issues important to understanding women and the crimes they commit and emphasizes the need to study how gender organizes criminal activity. The articles in section III discuss the laws and policies affecting women offenders, including the effects of stereotypes on sentencing and the rising rates of incarceration due to drug laws. The final section analyzes the treatment of women in prison and programs for female offenders from a feminist perspective.

Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities

Latin American and African Perspectives


Author: Rachel Sieder,John Andrew McNeish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136191577

Category: Law

Page: 248

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Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities: Latin American and African Perspectives examines the relationship between legal pluralities and the prospects for greater gender justice in developing countries. Rather than asking whether legal pluralities are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for women, the starting point of this volume is that legal pluralities are a social fact. Adopting a more anthropological approach to the issues of gender justice and women’s rights, it analyzes how gendered rights claims are made and responded to within a range of different cultural, social, economic and political contexts. By examining the different ways in which legal norms, instruments and discourses are being used to challenge or reinforce gendered forms of exclusion, contributing authors generate new knowledge about the dynamics at play between the contemporary contexts of legal pluralities and the struggles for gender justice. Any consideration of this relationship must, it is concluded, be located within a broader, historically informed analysis of regimes of governance.

Global Voices for Gender Justice


Author: Ramathate T. H. Dolamo,Ana Maria Tepedino,Dwight N. Hopkins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556356463

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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Compiled in conjunction with the theological commission of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians (EATWOT), Global Voices for Gender Justice is a detailed anthology of essays written by theologians from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and U.S. minority groups who share their theological analysis of gender issues. Topics include: voices of unchurched Korean women, black male heterosexuality, gendered forms of racism (a Native American woman's perspective), Latin American feminist theology and gender theories, culture/gender in Latin America, gender and new and renewed images of the divine, the shifting gender role of women, harmonizing masculine and feminine in the male gender, gender concern (a male perspective in holistic paradigm), the portrait of women in the parables, a critical review of a feminist interpretation of the Hebrew canon patriarchy, and gender mainstreaming in African theology (an African woman's perspective). Contributors: Jung-Ha Kim, Andrea Smith, Silvia Regina de Lima Silva, Diego Irarrazaval, Ana Maria Tepedino, Judith Na Bik Gwat, Oswald B. Firth, J. B. Banawiratma, Kemdirim O. Protus, Ramathate T. H. Dolamo. Philomena N. Mwaura, and Dwight N. Hopkins.

Gender Justice and the Health Care System


Author: Karen L. Baird

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815330561

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 239

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This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Confronting Global Gender Justice

Women’s Lives, Human Rights


Author: Debra Bergoffen,Paula Ruth Gilbert,Tamara Harvey,Connie L. McNeely

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136878726

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Confronting Global Gender Justice: Women's Lives, Human Rights examines the most complex and demanding challenges facing theorists, activists, artists, and educators engaged in establishing women's rights as human rights and fighting to make these rights realities in women's lives. Issues addressed include: trafficking, AIDS, immigration, war-time violence, and legal battles.

Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries

Gender Justice and Norm Change


Author: Caroline Harper,Nicola Jones,Anita Ghimire,Rachel Marcus,Grace Kyomuhendo Bantebya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351718789

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Adolescence is a pivotal time in a girl's life. The development of educational, physical, psychosocial, familial, political and economic capabilities enable girls to reach their full potential and contribute to the wellbeing of their families and society. However, progress is still significantly constrained by discriminatory gender norms and the related attitudes and practices which restrict girls’ horizons, restrain their ambition and, if unfettered, allow exploitation and abuse. Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries explores the detrimental impact of discriminatory gender norms on adolescent girls’ lives across very different contexts. Grounded in four years of in-depth research in Ethiopia, Nepal, Uganda and Viet Nam, the book adopts a holistic approach, recognising the inter-related nature of capabilities and the importance of local context. By exploring the theory of gendered norm change, contextualising and examining socialisation processes, the book identifies the patriarchal vested interests in power, authority and moral privilege, which combine in attempts to restrict and control girls’ lives. Throughout the book, Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries demonstrates how efforts to develop more egalitarian gender norms can enable disadvantaged adolescent girls to change the course of their lives and contribute to societal change. Accessible and informative, the book is perfect for policy makers, think tanks, NGOs, activists, academics and students of gender and development studies.?

States of Marriage

Gender, Justice, and Rights in Colonial Mali


Author: Emily S. Burrill

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821445146

Category: History

Page: 248

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States of Marriage shows how throughout the colonial period in French Sudan (present-day Mali) the institution of marriage played a central role in how the empire defined its colonial subjects as gendered persons with certain attendant rights and privileges. The book is a modern history of the ideological debates surrounding the meaning of marriage, as well as the associated legal and sociopolitical practices in colonial and postcolonial Mali. It is also the first to use declassified court records regarding colonialist attempts to classify and categorize traditional marriage conventions in the southern region of the country. In French Sudan, as elsewhere in colonial Africa, the first stage of marriage reform consisted of efforts to codify African marriages, bridewealth transfers, and divorce proceedings in public records, rendering these social arrangements “legible” to the colonial administration. Once this essential legibility was achieved, other, more forceful interventions to control and reframe marriage became possible. This second stage of marriage reform can be traced through transformations in and by the colonial court system, African engagements with state-making processes, and formations of “gender justice.” The latter refers to gender-based notions of justice and legal rights, typically as defined by governing and administrative bodies as well as by socio­political communities. Gender justice went through a period of favoring the rights of women, to a period of favoring patriarchs, to a period of emphasizing the power of the individual — but all within the context of a paternalistic and restrictive colonial state.

Gender Justice and Development: Local and Global


Author: Christine Koggel,Cynthia Bisman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317527895

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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It is now generally accepted by development theorists and policy-makers that the popular policies of reducing or eliminating social welfare programs over the past several decades have increased inequalities and injustices throughout the world. The authors in this collection focus on the gendered aspects of these inequalities and injustices. They do so by exploring the ethics, values, and principles central to understanding and alleviating real-world problems resulting from a lack of gender justice locally and globally. Some of the authors offer new theoretical and conceptual frameworks in order to analyze connections between gender norms and inequalities, to devise strategies to empower women and strengthen communities, to challenge mainstream understandings of justice and responsibility, to promote caring and just relationships among people within and across borders, or to shape more adequate accounts of development and global ethics. Other authors apply new theories and concepts in order to explore gender justice in the context of issues such as climate change, land ownership rights in Cameroon, or empowerment strategies in places such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Columbia, and Indonesia. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethics and Social Welfare.