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Media and Violence

Media and Violence
Gendering the Debates

Crime & Media

December 2004 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

It examines:

  • 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
  • The discussions are illustrated with topical and well-known examples, enabling the reader to critically engage with the debates.
  • The book includes chapter outlines; key questions for discussion; further reading lists; glossary; appendix of summaries of criminal cases discussed.


It will be relevant for students of Media and Cultural Studies, Criminology, Gender Studies and Psychology.

The Effects of Violence in the Media
Beyond Cause and Effect
From Jack to OJ
True Crimes of Male Violence

Deadlier Than the Males? True Crimes of Women's Violence
Seeing (as) Violence
Film, feminism and the Male Gaze

The Days of Whose Lives? Violence, (post-)feminism and Television

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ISBN: 9781412903790
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