Media and Violence: Gendering the Debates

Media and Violence: Gendering the Debates

by Karen Boyle
     
 

Boyle, who taught courses on screen violence at UK schools, introduces her discussion with an exercise on defining media violence to provoke reflections on one's definition of, experience with, and feelings on the subject. Viewing the gendered nature of violence as feminism's main contribution to understanding its nature, she examines high profile cases of sexual… See more details below

Overview

Boyle, who taught courses on screen violence at UK schools, introduces her discussion with an exercise on defining media violence to provoke reflections on one's definition of, experience with, and feelings on the subject. Viewing the gendered nature of violence as feminism's main contribution to understanding its nature, she examines high profile cases of sexual murder and other violent crimes (from Jack the Ripper to the Columbine High School massacre), for their media portrayal and possible causal link to violent videos/other media. The analysis concludes with summaries of the crimes reviewed and a glossary. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412903783
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1The media/violence debates1
1The effects of violence in the media1
2Beyond cause and effect28
Pt. 2Reporting violence57
3From Jack to O.J. - true crimes of male violence57
4Deadlier than the males? : true crimes of women's violence94
Pt. 3Screening violence123
5Seeing (as) violence : film, feminism and the male gaze123
6The days of whose lives? : violence, (post-)feminism and television161

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