This book takes students on a guided tour of the gang phenomenon through history, as well as current representations of gangs in literature and media. It includes: - A detailed global overview of gang culture, covering, amongst others, Glasgow, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Shanghai - A chapter on researching gangs which covers quantitative and qualitative methods - Extra chapter features such as key terms, chapter overviews, study questions and further reading suggestions. Fraser brings together gang-literature and critical perspectives in a refreshingly new way, exploring ‘gangs’ as a social group with a long and fascinating history.
Chapter 6 provides:
- An introduction to feminist approaches to criminology, with particular reference to the issues relevant to the study of gangs.
- A statistical overview of the relationship between age, gender and ethnicity in gang research, with attention to the intersections between these variables.
- An overview of classic feminist studies of gangs, incorporating both a history of their development over time and principal theoretical debates.
- An up-to-date analysis of the impact of feminist approaches on gang research, with coverage of emergent trends and perspectives.
- ‘Doing gender’
- Patriarchal bargain
- ‘Race’ and ethnicity
- Street culture
- Structured action
The 2014 French film Bande de filles – literally translated as ‘gang ...