Unlimited [Travel Book] ☆ Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror - by Jeanne Flavin ✓


  • Title: Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror
  • Author: Jeanne Flavin
  • ISBN: 9780813539034
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The disproportionate representation of black Americans in the U.S criminal justice system is well documented Far less well documented are the entrenched systems and beliefs that shape punishment and other official forms of social control today In Race, Gender, and Punishment, Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin bring together twelve original essays by prominent scholars toThe disproportionate representation of black Americans in the U.S criminal justice system is well documented Far less well documented are the entrenched systems and beliefs that shape punishment and other official forms of social control today In Race, Gender, and Punishment, Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin bring together twelve original essays by prominent scholars to examine not only the discrimination that is evident, but also the structural and cultural forces that have influenced and continue to perpetuate the current situation Contributors point to four major factors that have impacted public sentiment and criminal justice policy colonialism, slavery, immigration, and globalization In doing so they reveal how practices of punishment not only need particular ideas about race to exist, but they also legitimate them The essays unearth troubling evidence that testifies to the nation s brutally racist past, and to white Americans continued fear of and suspicion about racial and ethnic minorities The legacy of slavery on punishment is considered, but also subjects that have received far less attention such as how colonizers notions of cultural superiority shaped penal practices, the criminalization of reproductive rights, the link between citizenship and punishment, and the global export of crime control strategies Uncomfortable but necessary reading, this book provides an original critique of why and how the criminal justice system has emerged as such a racist institution.
    Jeanne Flavin
    Jeanne Flavin is a Professor of Sociology at Fordham University Dr Flavin earned her Ph.D in Sociology Justice from American University in 1995 Her scholarship examines the impact of the criminal justice system on women, and has appeared in Gender Society, Justice Quarterly, and the Fordham University Urban Law Journal She is the author of Our Bodies, Our Crimes NYU, 2009 on the criminalization of women s reproduction and co authored the book, Class, Race, Gender Crime Social Realities of Justice in America, 2nd ed Rowman and Littlefield, 2010 In 2009, Jeanne accepted a Fulbright Award to undertake research at the University of Cape Town, South Africa She proudly chairs the board of directors of National Advocates for Pregnant Women from huffingtonpost jeanne


    Commentaires:

    Taruia
    This book started so well I was desperate to like it. Separately the chapters were well done, but as an edited work there seems to be a lot of repetition and peculiar groupings of chapters. Overall, as the title may suggest, the book looks at race, gender and punishment - so far so good. However the section 'colonialism' didn't work so well, because whilst colonialism was mentioned by chapter authors, little attempt was made to distinguish what they meant by 'colonialism' (post-, setttler-, etc) [...]

    Mills College Library
    364.60809 R1186 2007

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