Girls, Aggression, and Intersectionality

Transforming the Discourse of "Mean Girls" in the United States

Krista Mcqueeney (Redaktør) ; Alicia A. Girgenti-Malone (Redaktør)

«  <p><em>Girls, Aggression and Intersectionality</em> steps into the "mean girl" hype prepared for battle, directly confronting damaging assumptions and stereotypes. Readers will come away with newfound clarity and fierce loyalty to girls who must fight their way through a potent and troubling morass of sexism, racism, classism, and homophobia for the visibility, respect, and dignity they deserve. This book is mandatory for anyone working with girls, but especially those on the front-lines of education and criminal justice.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>Lyn Mikel Brown</strong>, Professor of Education, Colby College, and author of <i>Girlfighting: Betrayal and Rejection Among Girls</i></p> <p><em>Girls, Aggression and Intersectionality</em> is an impressive effort to analyze young women’s violence, and the hype surrounding it, through an intersectional lens. McQueeney and Girgenti-Malone have brought together a distinguished g»

From media images of "mean girls" to the disproportionate punishment of Black, Latina and/or queer girls in schools and the justice system, female aggression has become a public concern. Scholars, educators, policymakers and parents are scrambling to respond to the perceived upsurge in girls' bullying, peer pressure, and aggression/violence. Les mer
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From media images of "mean girls" to the disproportionate punishment of Black, Latina and/or queer girls in schools and the justice system, female aggression has become a public concern. Scholars, educators, policymakers and parents are scrambling to respond to the perceived upsurge in girls' bullying, peer pressure, and aggression/violence.


Girls, Aggression and Intersectionality examines how intersecting social identities - such as race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, age, and others - shape media representations of, and criminal justice reactions to, female aggression. The book focuses on three overarching questions: How do race, class, and/or sexuality influence media images of female aggression? How do aggressive girls' intersecting identities affect law enforcement and criminal justice responses to their aggression? How are diverse groups of girls trying to resist their labelling and criminalization?


Using intersectionality as a conceptual framework, this insightful volume deconstructs a unitary analysis of "female aggression" and transforms the mainstream discourse that paints girls as inherently "mean."


Girls, Aggression and Intersectionality will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers, interested in fields including Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Youth Studies, Criminology and Media and Culture.

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PART I


Media Representations of Female Aggression and Violence





1 Girls and Violence: Moral Panics and the Policing of Girlhood


Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko





2 Constructing the "Bad Girls" Hype: An Intersectional Analysis of News


Media's Depictions of Violent Girls


Tia Stevens Andersen, Deena Isom Scott, and Kelsey Collins





3 "Bad Girls" and Moral Panics: Intersectionality in News Framing of Female


Aggression


Krista McQueeney and Alicia Girgenti-Malone





4 The Female World of Love and Ritual Violence: The Slender Man Case and


Popular News Depictions of Female Adolescent Violence


Karen Hayden





5 The New Famous: Deconstructing African American Girl Fights on Social Media


Tammy Rhodes and Andrea Hunt





PART II


Criminalization and Resistance





6 All the Rage: Contextualizing Intersectionality and Violence in Delinquent


Girls' Lives


Lisa Pasko and Vera Lopez





7 A Critical Review of Sexism, Racism, and Aggression in Female Survivors of


Sex Trafficking


Patrick Kerr





8 Inappropriately Aggressive and Dangerously Submissive: Latina Girls


Navigating and Resisting Racialized Sexualization in the New Latino Diaspora


Katherine Clonan-Roy





9 A Critical View of Female Bullying and Aggression: Pacific Islander Girls


Confront Patriarchy, Racialization, and Imperialism


Katherine Irwin and Sanna King

Om forfatteren

Krista McQueeney is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Criminology & Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA


Alicia Girgenti-Malone is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Merrimack College, USA