The Resource Fighting for girls : new perspectives on gender and violence, edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Nikki Jones

Fighting for girls : new perspectives on gender and violence, edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Nikki Jones

Label
Fighting for girls : new perspectives on gender and violence
Title
Fighting for girls
Title remainder
new perspectives on gender and violence
Statement of responsibility
edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Nikki Jones
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From a broad range of perspectives and empirical studies, this book addresses a number of important questions central to the study of girls and violence."-Sara Goodkind, University of Pittsburg --
  • Have girls really gone wild? Despite the media fascination with "bad girls," facts beyond the hype have remained unclear. Fighting for Girls focuses on these facts, and using the best data available about actual trends in girls' uses of violence, the scholars here find that by virtually any measure, incidents of girls violence are going down, not up. Additionally, rather than attributing gril's violence to personality or to girls becoming more like boys, the contributors examine the contexts that produce violence in girls, demonstrating how addressing the unique problems that confront girls in dating relationships, families, school hallways and classrooms, and in distressed urban neighborhoods can help reduce girls' use of violence. Often including girls' own voices, contributors illustrate why girls use violence in certain situations, encouraging us to pay attention to trauma in the girls pasts, as well as how violence becomes a tool for surviving toxic families, deteriorated neighborhoods, and neglectful schools. --
  • Meda Chesney-Lind is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. --
  • Nikki Jones is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
364.36082/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9104
LC item number
.F54 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in women, crime, and criminology
Label
Fighting for girls : new perspectives on gender and violence, edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Nikki Jones
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Meda Chesney-Lind and Nikki Jones -- Have "girls gone wild"? / Mike Males -- Criminalizing assault : do age and gender matter? / Eve S. Buzawa and David Hirschel -- Jailing 'bad' girls : girls' violence and trends in female incarceration / Meda Chesney-Lind -- The gendering of violence in intimate relationships : how violence makes sex less safe for girls / Melissa Dichter, Julie Cederbaum, and Anne Teitelman -- Policing girlhood? Relational aggression and violence prevention / Meda Chesney-Lind, Merry Morash, and Katherine Irwin -- "I don't know if you consider that as violence" : using attachment theory to understand girls' perspectives on violence / Judith A. Ryder -- Reducing aggressive behavior in adolescent girls by attending to school climate / Sibylle Artz and Diana Nicholson -- Negotiations of the living space : life in the group home for girls who use violence / Marion Brown -- "It's about being a survivor" : African American girls, gender, and the context of inner city violence / Nikki Jones -- The importance of context in the production of older girls' violence : implications for the focus of interventions / Merry Morash, Suyeon Park, and Jung Mi Kim -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn670429616
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 266 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441674159
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35751794
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)670429616
  • pebcs143843295X

Library Locations

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