Media and Violence: Gendering the Debates

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412903790
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Karen Boyle is a Lecturer in Film & Television Studies at the University of Glasgow where her teaching focuses on issues of spectatorship, identity, gender, violence and feminism. She has presented the ideas collected in this book at a number of international conferences and has published articles on media/ violence in a range of refereed journals

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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

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