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

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

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
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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
CaPaEBR
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
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chesney-Lind, Meda
  • Jones, Nikki
Series statement
SUNY series in women, crime, and criminology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Female juvenile delinquents
  • Juvenile justice, Administration of
  • Teenage girls
  • Violence
Label
Fighting for girls : new perspectives on gender and violence, edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Nikki Jones, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ebr10574068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 266 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Fighting for girls : new perspectives on gender and violence, edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Nikki Jones, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ebr10574068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 266 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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