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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence 1/2021

23-10-2020 | Book Review

Nishaun T. Battle: Black Girlhood, Punishment, and Resistance: Reimagining Justice for Black Girls in Virginia

Taylor & Francis, New York, NY, 2020, 155 pp, ISBN 9781138288942

Auteur: Catherine Hutwagner

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Youth and Adolescence | Uitgave 1/2021

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Shining a spotlight into American criminology’s hidden corners, Black Girlhood, Punishment, and Resistance: Reimagining Justice for Black Girls in Virginia, written by Nishaun T. Battle, delves deep into the shortcomings of the juvenile justice system during the Progressive Era to develop and understand the progression to the plight of the modern-day Black girl. While the author chooses to narrow in and discuss specific historical failures of the Virginia court system, it is well understood the narrative is applicable to the United States as a whole. Battle also utilizes the successes of various Black women and Black organizations in their efforts to combat and overcome the systemic racism and sexism of the State, offering their techniques and processes as evidence-based solutions for the modern day. Though it is clear from the text that the State’s criminalization and policing have not improved in any significant measure in the last 100 years, the author never fails to acknowledge and applaud the unflagging Black girl and woman community in their strength to continue to see and fight for their self-worth. …

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Literatuur
go back to reference Battle, N. (2020). Black Girlhood, Punishment, and Resistance: Reimagining Justice for Black Girls in Virginia. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis. Battle, N. (2020). Black Girlhood, Punishment, and Resistance: Reimagining Justice for Black Girls in Virginia. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
Metagegevens
Titel
Nishaun T. Battle: Black Girlhood, Punishment, and Resistance: Reimagining Justice for Black Girls in Virginia
Taylor & Francis, New York, NY, 2020, 155 pp, ISBN 9781138288942
Auteur
Catherine Hutwagner
Publicatiedatum
23-10-2020
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Youth and Adolescence / Uitgave 1/2021
Print ISSN: 0047-2891
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6601
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01335-6