Seminář prof. Jo Dixon a prof. Marjorie S. Zatz s názvem "State Responses to Social Problems from Feminist Perspective"
Feminist Theories and State Responses to Domestic Violence, Jo Dixon
For much of the past, U.S. society turned a blind eye to violence between intimates. However, with the emergence of
the progressive movement in the early 1900’s and the women’s movement in the 1960’s, domestic violence began being
constructed as a social problem worthy of attention by academics, policy makers and the criminal justice system.
Feminist constructions of domestic violence as a social problem vary and range from early constructions focusing on
family preservation to later ones emphasizing mental illness, gender sex role socialization, domination, conflict tactics
and survival. Portending to reduce and/or punish domestic violence, concomitant state social control mechanisms
emerged. This article traces the feminist constructions of domestic violence as a social problem as well as the
relationship of these constructions to the social control mechanisms employed by state institutions, especially the
criminal justice system.
Gendered Theory, Gendered Practice: Has Feminist Thinking about Crime and
Delinquency Influenced Policy and Practice?, Marjorie S. Zatz
One of the ironies of contemporary crime and immigration policies is that they are political responses to larger social
problems. As such, they risk creating unanticipated consequences that are as harmful as the wrongs they set out to
remedy. This paper is part of a larger project that examines policies and practices which result in the separation of
children and youth from their parents through parental incarceration, detention, and deportation and the consequences
of those policies for vulnerable youth. In this paper, we focus specifically on recent immigration policies and practices
to identify and assess the consequences for youth, families, communities, and the various institutions with which the
youth interact. We conclude by returning to the broader project to explore linkages between the War on Crime and the
War on the Border as these pertain to children’s well being.
Jo Dixon received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University in the U.S. and is currently a Professor of Sociology and
Director of the Institute for Law and Society at New York University. She also taught 3 years at New York University in
Prague and 1 year at the University of Vienna. She has published a book on criminal courts and numerous articles on
criminal sentencing, gun ownership, gender and law, the legal profession and domestic violence. She is currently
working on two projects. The first project examines the links between the development of specialized domestic
violence courts and the decline of the welfare state in the U.S. The second project looks at the relationship between
justice for human rights violations and state building in transitional societies, especially post-communist societies.
Marjorie S. Zatz is Professor of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. She received her Ph.D. in 1982
from Indiana University, Bloomington in sociology, with a minor in Latin American Studies. Zatz has published three
books and more than 60 articles on race, gender and juvenile and criminal court processing; the consequences of recent
immigration policies; Chicano gangs; and the Cuban and Nicaraguan legal systems. Her publications include Images of
Color, Images of Crime (third edition 2006 with Coramae Richey Mann and Nancy Rodriguez, Oxford University Press);
Producing Legality: Law and Socialism in Cuba (Routledge, 1994) and Making Law: The State, the Law, and Structural
Contradictions (with William Chambliss, 1993, Indiana University Press).
|místo: Akademické konferenční centrum Jilská 1/Husova 4 , Praha 1|
|pořádá: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, Gender a sociologie|