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Media and Violence
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Media and Violence
Gendering the Debates



November 2004 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Media and Violence pays equal attention to the production, content and reception involved in any representation of violence.

This book offers a framework for understanding how violence is represented and consumed.

It examines:

- The relationship of media, gender and real-world violence

- Representations of violence in screen entertainment

- The effects of violent media on consumers

- The ethics and gender politics of the production processes of screen violence

The discussions are illustrated with topical and well-known examples, enabling the reader to critically engage with the debates.

The book includes chapter outlines; key questions for discussion; further reading lists; glossary; appendix of summaries of criminal cases discussed.

It will be relevant for students of Media and Cultural Studies, Criminology, Gender Studies and Psychology.

 
PART ONE: THE MEDIA/VIOLENCE DEBATE
 
The Effects of Violence in the Media
 
Beyond Cause and Effect
 
PART TWO: REPORTING VIOLENCE
 
From Jack to OJ
True Crimes of Male Violence

 
 
Deadlier Than the Males? True Crimes of Women's Violence
 
PART THREE: SCREENING VIOLENCE
 
Seeing (as) Violence
Film, feminism and the Male Gaze

 
 
The Days of Whose Lives? Violence, (post-)feminism and Television

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