Sex Violence and Crime
Foucault and the 'Man' Question
By (author) Adrian Howe
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Sex Violence and Crime by Adrian Howe
Book DescriptionWhat happens when you sex violent crimes? More specifically, what happens when you make men's violence against women the subject of a conversation or the focus of scholarly attention? The short answer is: all hell breaks loose. Adrian Howe explores some of the ways in which this persistent and pervasive form of violence has been named and unnamed as a significant social problem in western countries over the past four decades. Addressing what she calls the 'Man' question-so named because it pays attention to the discursive place occupied, or more usually vacated, by men in accounts of their violence against women-she explores what happens when that violence is placed on the criminological and political agenda. Written in a theoretically-informed yet accessible style, Sex, Violence and Crime-Foucault and the 'Man' Question provides a novel and highly original approach to questions of sex and violence in contemporary western society. Directed at criminologists, students and, more widely, at anyone interested in these issues, it challenges readers to come to grips with postmodern feminist reconceptualisations of the fraught relationship between sex, violence and crime in order to better combat men's violence against women and children.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904385103
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Routledge Cavendish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Adrian Howe
Sex, Violence and Crime, Hardback (October 2008)
Presents a novel and original approach to questions of sex and violence in contemporary western society. This title challenges readers to come to grips with postmodern feminist reconceptualisations of the fraught relationship between sex, violence and crime in order to better combat men's violence against women and children.
Women, Crime and Social Harm, Paperback (September 2008)
This book is about the harms and crimes women are subjected to as a result of global social processes, and their efforts to control their futures.
Punish and Critique, Hardback (July 1994)» View all books by Adrian Howe
Feminist analysis of the range of critical perspectives on punishment leads to argument that a fuller social understanding of punishment must be informed by feminist research on women's imprisonment.
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Author Biography - Adrian Howe
Adrian Howe is Professor of Criminology at the University of Central Lancashire and is the author of Punish and Critique: Towards a Feminist Theory of Penality.
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