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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 4/2011

01-04-2011 | Book Review

Meda Chesney-Lind & Nikki Jones (Eds.): Fighting for Girls: New Perspectives on Gender and Violence

SUNY Press, New York, 2010, 266 pp, ISBN:978-1-4384-3293-9

Auteur: Helen LaCrosse Levesque

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 4/2011

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Fighting for Girls: New Perspectives on Gender and Violence, an excellent new book edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Nikki Jones, dares readers to question media representations of girls as increasingly violent. The editors offer readers empirical evidence that the moral panic resulting from this representation of girls is not only unjustified but also very harmful to the girls themselves, especially to girls of color who are more likely to live in highly policed urban areas. Throughout the book, the research discussed is informed by perspectives of feminist scholarship; these perspectives emphasize the importance of understanding how gender, class and race intersect to affect certain individuals unequally and how important it is for the voices of girls, especially disadvantaged girls, to be heard. The ten chapters which comprise the book present studies which clearly demonstrate that the supposed evidence of girls’ new-found aggression results not from actual increases in girls’ use of violence but from circumstances, including zero tolerance policies, which render girls more likely to be arrested for behaviors which would previously have gone unnoticed by the criminal justice system. Fighting For Girls provides ample evidence that current depictions of girls must be challenged; most importantly, Fighting For Girls supplies readers with the crucial information essential to taking up that formidable challenge. …

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Literatuur
go back to reference Zhong, H., & Schwartz, J. (2010). Exploring gender-specific trends in underage drinking across adolescent age groups and measures of drinking: is girls drinking catching up with boys’? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 911–926. PubMedCrossRef Zhong, H., & Schwartz, J. (2010). Exploring gender-specific trends in underage drinking across adolescent age groups and measures of drinking: is girls drinking catching up with boys’? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 911–926. PubMedCrossRef
Metagegevens
Titel
Meda Chesney-Lind & Nikki Jones (Eds.): Fighting for Girls: New Perspectives on Gender and Violence
SUNY Press, New York, 2010, 266 pp, ISBN:978-1-4384-3293-9
Auteur
Helen LaCrosse Levesque
Publicatiedatum
01-04-2011
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 4/2011
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-010-9618-2