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State Crime, Women, and Gender, Selected for the Outstanding Academic Title Award 2017 by CHOICE Magazine


Every January Choice Magazine, a premiere review magazine for the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, publishes a list of the best scholarly titles reviewed by their magazine. The selection criteria includes overall excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance relative to other literature in the field, as well as distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form. The College of Justice and Safety takes great pride in noting the State Crime, Women and Gender by Dr. Victoria Collins has been selected for this prestigious recognition.

State Crime, Women and Gender is a vitally important scholarly inquiry into state-perpetuated violence against women. Dr. Collins examines a wide range of cases, including Afghani women using poetry as a form of resistance against the legal sanctioning of patriarchy by the state and the role of women in Egypt’s Arab Spring rebellion against a military dictatorship. On the other hand Dr. Collins examples of women as perpetrators of state violence, including Condaleeza Rice’s role in the violence and repression inherent in the war on terror. The book focuses on women as victims, women as resistors and women as perpetrators.

Published on January 23, 2017

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