Offending Women in Contemporary China

Offending Women in Contemporary China

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From the 1960s onwards, there has been an explosion of theory and research relating to gender, crime and justice in the West. However, very little is known about female criminality in contemporary China. Through an empirical inquiry into three categories of offending women, this book explores the socioeconomic conditions that facilitate womens' pathways into crime, and examines the interplay between gender, class, rapid social changes and female law-breaking in neoliberal China. The stories of the female offenders examined in this book challenge the stereotypical depiction of female offenders in the Chinese language literature as 'twisted', 'morally rotten', 'shameless' and 'evil'. The book makes a unique contribution to the literature on neoliberalism and feminist criminology and will be essential reading for scholars working on issues of gender and crime, particularly in a Chinese context.Thomas, G.(2013) How to Do Your Research Project, 2nd edn (London: Sage). Thorne, B. (1993) Gender Play: Girls and Boys in School (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press). Thrasher, F.(1927) The Gang (Chicago: University ofanbsp;...

Title:Offending Women in Contemporary China
Author:Anqi Shen
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-11-26


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