Local Violence, Global Media: Feminist Analyses of Gendered Representations

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While there exists a wide range of material covering violence against women, very little scholarly attention has been paid to international media treatments of gendered violence. This volume addresses the gap by providing a broad overview of contemporary representations of gendered violence, enabling comparison and contrast in forms of violence and constructions of gender across a wide range of political and geographic contexts. From non-fictional accounts of the mass rapes during the Rwandan genocide to the ...

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Overview

While there exists a wide range of material covering violence against women, very little scholarly attention has been paid to international media treatments of gendered violence. This volume addresses the gap by providing a broad overview of contemporary representations of gendered violence, enabling comparison and contrast in forms of violence and constructions of gender across a wide range of political and geographic contexts. From non-fictional accounts of the mass rapes during the Rwandan genocide to the sexual objectification of women in Serbian media and depictions of prostitute murders in the Chinese media, this book provides an overview of media representations of gendered violence around the globe. In addition to documenting specific challenges and shortcomings of mainstream representations, chapters present insight into the various forms of resistance and hope that exist in each particular area, and analytical essays open up new lines of inquiry by offering an assessment of the uneven changes that feminist activism has enabled around the world. Suitable for students and scholars in women's studies, gender studies, media, sociology, and education, Local Violence, Global Media can be used as a supplementary text in courses on media violence, sociology of media, gendered violence in media, and international perspectives on women's studies.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction: Tracking Global Media and Local Activism Sujata Moorti Moorti, Sujata Lisa Cuklanz Cuklanz, Lisa 1

Representing Violated Bodies

Ch. 2 Serial Prostitute Homicide in the Chinese Media Elaine Jeffreys Jeffreys, Elaine 27

Ch. 3 Ripped from the Headlines: Newspaper Depictions of Battered Women in Peru M. Cristina Alcalde Alcalde, M. Cristina 46

Ch. 4 The Politics of Rape and Honor in Pakistan Sidra Fatima Minhas Minhas, Sidra Fatima 65

Ch. 5 Media Coverage of the Murder of U.S. Transwomen of Color Gordene MacKenzie MacKenzie, Gordene Mary Marcel Marcel, Mary 79

The Politicized Arena of Violence

Ch. 6 Invisible Women: Chinese Media Responses to the Japanese "Orgy" Peter C. Pugsley Pugsley, Peter C. Jia Gao Jia, Gao 109

Ch. 7 The Sacrifice of a Schoolgirl: The 1995 Rape Case, Discourses of Power, and Women's Lives in Okinawa Linda Isako Angst Angst, Linda Isako 132

Ch. 8 Media Constructions of Ethnicized Masculinity in South Africa Pamela Scully Scully, Pamela 160

Transformative/Alternative Practices

Ch. 9 Gendered Narratives of Child Sexual Abuse in Fiction Film Karen Boyle Boyle, Karen 181

Ch. 10 Exposing Domestic Violence in Country Music Videos Julie Haynes Haynes, Julie 201

Ch. 11 Mediated Violence and Women's Activism in Serbia Danica Minic Minic, Danica 222

Ch. 12 Beneath the Layers of Violence: Representations of Rape and the Rwandan Genocide Regine Michelle Jean-Charles Jean-Charles, Regine Michelle 246

Index 271

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