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Media and Violence: Gendering the Debates

by K Boyle and SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
01/2005
ISBN:
9781412903790
Format:
Pbk 256 pages
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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.

Table of Contents:

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

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

Karen Boyle University of Glasgow