Women, Violence, and the Media: Readings in Feminist Criminology

Women, Violence, and the Media: Readings in Feminist Criminology

by Drew Humphries
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1555537030

ISBN-13: 9781555537036

Pub. Date: 04/15/2009

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

Through the lens of feminist criminology, this volume examines the complex interrelationship of women, violence, and media presentations. The book is divided into three sections. The first, “Gendering Constructions,” lays the groundwork for the volume by examining the print media’s presentation of gendered violence, female killers on Law and Order

Overview

Through the lens of feminist criminology, this volume examines the complex interrelationship of women, violence, and media presentations. The book is divided into three sections. The first, “Gendering Constructions,” lays the groundwork for the volume by examining the print media’s presentation of gendered violence, female killers on Law and Order, African American women in Hollywood films, and women in media, crime, and violence textbooks. The second section, “Debating the Issues,” explores aspects of femicide, including mass murder incidents, domestic violence in Bangladesh, and wartime sexual violence in reality and on television. The final section “Changing the Image,” focuses on efforts to replace masculine assumptions with constructive approaches to imagining women.

Designed for course adoption, Women, Violence, and the Media emphasizes the key themes and critical skills required for media literacy, and the volume offers guidelines for readers on conducting their own research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555537036
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Series:
Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Toward a Framework for Integrating Women, Violence, and the Media
Gendered Constructions: Women and Violence
Words that Wound: Print Media's Presentation of Gendered Violence - Michelle L. Meloy and Susan L. Miller
Constructing Murderers: Female Killers of 'Law and Order' - Drew Humphries
Screening Stereotypes: African American Women in Hollywood Films - Frankie Y. Bailey
What about Women? The Representation of Women in Media, Crime, and Violence Textbooks - Zoann K. Snyder
Debating the Issues: Femicide and Sexual Terrorism
Does Gender Make a Difference? The Influence of Female Victimization on Media Coverage of Mass Murder Incidents - Janice E. Clifford, Carl J. Jensen III, and Thomas A. Petee
Rapist Freed, Victim Punished: Newspaper Accounts of Violence against Women in Bangladesh - Mahfuzul I. Khondaker and Melissa H. Barlow
Media Images of Sexual Violence: Ethnic Cleansing in Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia - Yaschica Williams and Janine Bower
The Haunting of Jane Tennison: Investigating Violence against Women in 'Prime Suspect' - Madelaine Adelman, Gray Cavender, and Nancy C. Jurik
Changing the Image: Feminist Critics and Criticism
Victims and Sources: Newspaper Reports of Mass Murder in Domestic Contexts - John W. Heeren and Jill Theresa Messing
Running Out of Oxygen: Is "Television for Women" Suffocating Women? - Emily Lenning and Darrin Kowitz
Making Sense of a Female Malady: Fear of Crime, Hysteria, and Women Watching 'Crimewatch UK' - Deborah Jermyn
Victim Blaming through High-Profile Crimes: An Analysis of Unintended Consequences - Lynn S. Chancer
Selected Readings
Contributors

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