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The Routledge Handbook on Africana Criminologies

Edited by: Biko Agozino , Viviane Saleh-Hanna , Emmanuel C. Onyeozili , Nontyatyambo Pearl Dastile

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367435721
eBook ISBN: 9781003004424
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003004424
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The Routledge Handbook on Africana Criminologies plugs a gaping hole in criminological literature, which remains dominated by work on Europe and settler-colonial locations at the expense of neocolonial locations and at a huge cost to the discipline that remains relatively underdeveloped.

It is well known that criminology is thriving in Europe and settler-colonial locations while people of African descent remain marginalized in the discipline. This handbook therefore defines and explores this field within criminology, moving away from the colonialist approach of offering administrative criminology about policing, courts, and prisons and making a case for decolonizing the wider discipline. Arranged in five parts, it outlines Africana criminologies, maps its emergence, and addresses key themes such as slavery, colonialism, and apartheid as crimes against humanity; critiques of imperialist reason; Africana cultural criminology; and theories of law enforcement and Africana people. Coalescing a diverse range of voices from Africa and the diaspora, the handbook explores outside Eurocentric canons in order to learn from the experiences, struggles, and contributions of people of African descent.

Offering innovative ways of theorizing and explaining the criminological crises that face Africa and the entire world with the view of contributing to a more humane world, this groundbreaking handbook is essential reading for criminologists and sociologists worldwide, as well as scholars of Africana studies and African studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Nelson Mandela’s Criminology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  “Africana Liberation Criminologies” Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Mbari and Ubuntu in Indigenous Africana Criminologies Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Trans-Saharan Human Trafficking as a Crime Against Humanity Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Colonialism in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Criminalization of People of African Descent in Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Is Physical Violence not the only Form of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)? Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Retention of Colonial Laws Against African Women Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Global Lockdown of People of African Descent Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Resisting the Colonialist Crime of Sedition Among African People Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Resisting the Criminalization of Hip-Hop Culture Among Africana People Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Rethinking School Discipline in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The War on Terrorism In Africa Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Gangs, Gang Dynamics, and Gender Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The White International Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Gunboat Criminology in the History of People of African Descent Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Criminology of W.E.B. du Bois Download PDF
Chapter  18:  People of African Descent and the Retention of the Death Penalty Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Conclusion Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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