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Victims, Culture and Society


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Concerns about victimisation have multiplied over the last fifty years. Victims, Culture and Society explores the major concepts, debates and controversies that this concern has generated across a range of disciplines but particularly within criminology and victimology. As the impact of globalisation, the movement of peoples, the divergences between the global north and the global south have become ever more apparent, this series provides an authoritative space for original contributions in making sense of these far reaching changes on individuals, localities and nationalities. These issues in their very nature demand an interdisciplinary approach and an interdisciplinary voice outside conventional conceptual boundaries. Victims, Culture and Society offers the space for that voice.

Each author will adopt a strong personal view and offer a lively and agenda setting treatment of their subject matter. The monographs will encompass a transnational, global or comparative approach to the issues they address. Examining new areas of both empirical and theoretical inquiry the series offers the opportunity for innovative and progressing thinking about the relationship between victims, culture and society. The books will be useful and thought provoking resources for the international community of undergraduates, post-graduates, researchers and policy makers working within the broad field of victimisation.

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Tackling Rape Culture: Ending Patriarchy

Tackling Rape Culture: Ending Patriarchy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jan Jordan
July 01, 2022

In Tackling Rape Culture: Ending Patriarchy, Jan Jordan asks why, despite decades of feminist activism, does rape culture remain so endemic within contemporary society. She argues that, in order to understand the global pandemic of sexual violence, we must view rape culture as a consequence of the ...

Women, Rape and Justice Unravelling the Rape Conundrum

Women, Rape and Justice: Unravelling the Rape Conundrum

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jan Jordan
March 04, 2022

Is justice possible for a woman raped in contemporary patriarchal culture? This book explores one of the major conundrums of our time: given all the feminist activism and reforms of the last 50 years, why does rape remain so prevalent and justice so elusive? In exploring these questions, Jan Jordan...

Victims of Political Violence and Terrorism Making Up Resilient Survivors

Victims of Political Violence and Terrorism: Making Up Resilient Survivors

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By William McGowan
February 22, 2022

This book examines the survivors of political violence and terrorism, considering both how they have responded and how they have been responded to following critical incidents. As this work demonstrates, survivors of comparatively rare and spectacular violence hold a mirror up to society’s ...

Misogyny as Hate Crime

Misogyny as Hate Crime

1st Edition

Edited By Irene Zempi, Jo Smith
August 27, 2021

Misogyny as Hate Crime explores the background, nature and consequences of misogyny as well as the legal framework and UK policy responses associated with misogyny as a form of hate crime. Taking an intersectional approach, the book looks at how experiences of misogyny may intersect with other ...

Cultural Practices of Victimhood

Cultural Practices of Victimhood

1st Edition

Edited By Martin Hoondert, Paul Mutsaers, William Arfman
March 31, 2021

Cultural Practices of Victimhood aims to set the agenda for a cultural study of victimhood. Words such as ‘victim’ and ‘victimhood’ represent shifting cultural signifiers, their meaning depending on the cultural context of their usage. Using case studies and through a practice-based approach, ...

Challenging the Human Trafficking Narrative Victims, Villains, and Heroes

Challenging the Human Trafficking Narrative: Victims, Villains, and Heroes

1st Edition

By Erin O'Brien
February 12, 2021

What is the moral of the human trafficking story, and how can the narrative be shaped and evolved? Stories of human trafficking are prolific in the public domain, proving immensely powerful in guiding our understandings of trafficking, and offering something tangible on which to base policy and ...

Family Activism in the Aftermath of Fatal Violence

Family Activism in the Aftermath of Fatal Violence

1st Edition

By Elizabeth A. Cook
November 30, 2020

Family Activism in the Aftermath of Fatal Violence explores how family and family activism work at the intersection of personal and public troubles and considers what influence family testimonies of fatal violence can have on matters of crime, justice, and punishment. The problem of fatal violence ...

Genocide and Victimology

Genocide and Victimology

1st Edition

Edited By Yarin Eski
November 30, 2020

Genocide and Victimology examines genocide in its diverse features, from different yet connected perspectives, to offer an interdisciplinary, victimological imagination of genocide. It will include in its exploration critical and cultural victimologies and criminologies of genocide, accompanied by,...

Adversarial Justice and Victims' Rights Reconceptualising the Role of Sexual Assault Victims

Adversarial Justice and Victims' Rights: Reconceptualising the Role of Sexual Assault Victims

1st Edition

By Mary Iliadis
May 21, 2020

Adversarial Justice and Victims’ Rights explores the extent to which reforms that offer victims enhanced rights to information and participation across England and Wales, Ireland and South Australia can address sexual assault victims’ procedural and substantive justice concerns. The rights, status...

Governing Child Abuse Voices and Victimisation The Use of Public Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in Christian Institutions

Governing Child Abuse Voices and Victimisation: The Use of Public Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in Christian Institutions

1st Edition

By Jodi Death
January 14, 2020

Child sexual abuse by clergy within the Roman Catholic Church has emerged as a social and political discourse over the last three decades. The analysis here specifically focuses on the establishment, conduct, and outcomes of the extensive public inquiries of Australia, although inquiries in other ...

Victim Support and the Welfare State

Victim Support and the Welfare State

1st Edition

By Carina Gallo, Kerstin Svensson
May 30, 2019

This book provides a rich analysis of the history of Swedish victim support. With the majority of research on victim support centering on the Anglosphere, this book offers a unique case study for considering the role of the victim in the criminal justice system. While Sweden has enacted many laws ...

Sexual Violence Against Older People

Sexual Violence Against Older People

1st Edition

By Hannah Bows
March 18, 2019

Research on sexual violence has been a growing area of academic study since the 1970s. However, the focus of these efforts has centred on younger women, leaving older women largely ignored in research. This book presents data from the first UK study to examine the extent, nature and impacts of ...

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