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Gwenola Ricordeau currently teaches at the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at the California State University in Chico.

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Femmes contre la prison
240 pages
Released: 24 October 2019
Feminist struggles and the fight for penal abolition are often presented as conflicting. This book seeks to overcome this impasse by exploring the protection, or lack thereof, that women can expect from the criminal justice system and by investigating the various ways in which it affects women’s lives, whether they are criminalized or have relatives in the system. Does the criminal justice system protect women? How does the criminal justice system affect women’s lives? Should feminist struggles be “judicial struggles”? In answering these questions, Gwenola Ricordeau denounces the weakness of the feminist proposal that promotes the criminalization of violence against women. Critical of « carceral feminism », she advocates for building feminist solidarities and the use of transformative justice outside of the criminal justice system.
Rights Sold: English world (Verso Books), Italian (Armando Editore)

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