Women, Violence, and the Media Readings in Feminist Criminology

ISBN-10: 1555537030

ISBN-13: 9781555537036

Edition: 2009

Authors: Drew Humphries

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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.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 4/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

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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
Constructing Murderers: Female Killers of 'Law and Order'
Screening Stereotypes: African American Women in Hollywood Films
What about Women? The Representation of Women in Media, Crime, and Violence Textbooks
Debating the Issues: Femicide and Sexual Terrorism
Does Gender Make a Difference? The Influence of Female Victimization on Media Coverage of Mass Murder Incidents
Rapist Freed, Victim Punished: Newspaper Accounts of Violence against Women in Bangladesh
Media Images of Sexual Violence: Ethnic Cleansing in Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia
The Haunting of Jane Tennison: Investigating Violence against Women in 'Prime Suspect'
Changing the Image: Feminist Critics and Criticism
Victims and Sources: Newspaper Reports of Mass Murder in Domestic Contexts
Running Out of Oxygen: Is "Television for Women" Suffocating Women?
Making Sense of a Female Malady: Fear of Crime, Hysteria, and Women Watching 'Crimewatch UK'
Victim Blaming through High-Profile Crimes: An Analysis of Unintended Consequences
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