Naming 'femicide'

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Abstract

Ashley Rogers in Chapter 6 identifies the significance of Diana Russell’s works on naming and highlighting the formally hidden phenomenon of femicide. It outlines the importance of Russell’s work in her identifying femicide as a specific social and criminological phenomenon that requires attention on the gendered element of homicide, amongst other social categories of differentiation. It argues that by attaching a name to the murder of women, Russell established space that has continued to be used since, to spread awareness and instigate contestation. The chapter argues that this has given rise to greater awareness and demands for change to social and legal orders. One of the central conclusions of the chapter is that injustice needs to be named and that the creation of new law is only the beginning of working towards achieving social justice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeading works in law and social justice
EditorsFaith Gordon, Daniel Newman
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter6
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780429287572
ISBN (Print)9780367253974
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2021

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NameAnalysing leading works in law
PublisherRoutledge

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