'Taking it to heart': girls and the meanings of violence

This article highlights the importance of social and situational context to an understanding of girls’ violence (and to girls’ understanding of violence). The research study that forms the basis of the chapter commenced, in Scotland, against a back-drop of increasing concern in Britain about violence by, and amongst, young people.

Published: 
2003
Author: 
Michele Burman
Jane Brown
Susan Batchelor
Publisher: 
Routledge