Framing The Victim / Edition 1

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Overview

"Whether you are drawn to this book because of an interest in media, social problems, or domestic violence, reading it will help you better understand the impact media stories have on our perceptions of social problems." That is how Nancy Berns introduces her book. It is a work that unabashedly examines not only domestic violence, but also the larger picture of how politics and processes shape our responses to social problems. Framing the Victim also distinguishes serious research from media, which promote entertainment, empowerment, and drama.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780202307411
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Series: Social Problems and Social Issues Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Zooming in (and out) on social problems 1
2 The landscape of domestic violence and the public's narrow picture 17
3 "I get my experience from the media" : using media to understand social problems 35
4 Women's magazines : the victim empowerment frame 55
5 Social problems as inspiration, entertainment, and emotion : women's magazines and other entertainment media 82
6 Men's and conservative political magazines : the antifeminist frame 103
7 Liberal political magazines : the social justice frame 129
8 Framing the victim 145
9 In search of a new social problem about violence 162
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