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This volume is a shocking insight into the way the idea of romantic love can justify and excuse the killing of women by their spouses and partners, and lead to sympathy and reduced prison sentences for the killers. The author explores how stories of domestic homicide and love are told in the news, by the police, and in the courts, drawing from the reporting of 72 cases which happened in just one twelve month period. The findings make compelling reading and are important in understanding how we respond to domestic abuse and violence more generally, making clear the need to listen to victims more closely both before and after death. The book also includes a personal account of the aftermath of a double murder which was pivotal to the introduction of Domestic Homicide Reviews in the UK in April 2011.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Jane Monckton-Smith
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2012-05-09
File : 187 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780230271906

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Provocative collection of essays designed to give students an understanding of media representations of women's experience of violence and to educate a new generation to recognize and critique media images of women

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Drew Humphries
Publisher : UPNE
Release : 2009-04-15
File : 279 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1555537030

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Women who kill rupture our assumptions about what a woman is. This book explores different socio-cultural understandings of women who commit, or are accused, of murder. A wide range of cases are discussed in order to highlight the ways in which such women have been perceived, and how such cases reflect important social and cultural shifts.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : L. Seal
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2010-10-20
File : 205 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780230294509

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While there exists a wide range of material covering violence against women, very little scholarly attention has been paid to international media treatments of gendered violence. This volume addresses the gap by providing a broad overview of contemporary representations of gendered violence, enabling comparison and contrast in forms of violence and constructions of gender across a wide range of political and geographic contexts. From nonfictional accounts of the mass rapes during the Rwandan genocide to the sexual objectification of women in Serbian media and depictions of prostitute murders in the Chinese media, this book provides an overview of media representations of gendered violence around the globe. In addition to documenting specific challenges and shortcomings of mainstream representations, chapters present insight into the various forms of resistance and hope that exist in each particular area, and analytical essays open up new lines of inquiry by offering an assessment of the uneven changes that feminist activism has enabled around the world. Suitable for students and scholars in women's studies, gender studies, media, sociology, and education, Local Violence, Global Media can be used as a supplementary text in courses on media violence, sociology of media, gendered violence in media, and international perspectives on women's studies.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Lisa M. Cuklanz
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release : 2009
File : 276 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1433102765

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The essays in Killing Women: The Visual Culture of Gender and Violence find important connections in the ways that women are portrayed in relation to violence, whether they are murder victims or killers. The book’s extensive cultural contexts acknowledge and engage with contemporary theories and practices of identity politics and debates about the ethics and politics of representation itself. Does representation produce or reproduce the conditions of violence? Is representation itself a form of violence? This book adds significant new dimensions to the characterization of gender and violence by discussing nationalism and war, feminist media, and the depiction of violence throughout society.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Annette Burfoot
Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Release : 2011-04-07
File : 354 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780889205260

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Media and gender refers to the relationship between media and gender, and how representations of the different genders created for and by mass media. Media can range from newspapers, magazines, comic strips, novels, CDs and music videos. These representations can influence the general public's perception of the different genders. It is important to continue exploring interactions of media and gender to dismiss personal choices, but to see the larger context, and potential consequences for ourselves and others. Advertisements and pictures in magazines carry significant messages about cultural norms and values, but also norms of gendered relations for both men and women. Gender Equality' is much debated issue in almost all the countries of the world. It is more relevant in the context of developing countries where maltreatment and exploitation of women has been tradition which goes on unabated. This book, in two parts, encompasses vital information on the problem of gender equality and allied issues. Based on authentic information, gathered from various authoritative sources and supported by facts and figures, this has become a veritable mine of information. The book, we feel would prove to be of enormous relevance and immense use for social scientists, social activists social planners and programme executives connected and concerned with the subject."e;

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Author : Mark Bonner
Publisher : Scientific e-Resources
Release : 2019-02-28
File : 340 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781839472930

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The subject of murder has always held a particular fascination for us. But, since at least the nineteenth century, we have seen the murderer as different from the ordinary citizen—a special individual, like an artist or a genius, who exists apart from the moral majority, a sovereign self who obeys only the destructive urge, sometimes even commanding cult followings. In contemporary culture, we continue to believe that there is something different and exceptional about killers, but is the murderer such a distinctive type? Are they degenerate beasts or supermen as they have been depicted on the page and the screen? Or are murderers something else entirely? In The Subject of Murder, Lisa Downing explores the ways in which the figure of the murderer has been made to signify a specific kind of social subject in Western modernity. Drawing on the work of Foucault in her studies of the lives and crimes of killers in Europe and the United States, Downing interrogates the meanings of media and texts produced about and by murderers. Upending the usual treatment of murderers as isolated figures or exceptional individuals, Downing argues that they are ordinary people, reflections of our society at the intersections of gender, agency, desire, and violence.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Lisa Downing
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2013-05-01
File : 232 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780226003689

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Genre : Filicide
Author : Lawrence Houck
Publisher :
Release : 2003
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : OCLC:52833572

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Though numerous studies have been conducted regarding perceived racial bias in newspaper reporting of violent crimes, few studies have focused on the intersections of race and gender in determining the extent and prominence of this coverage, and more specifically how the lack of attention to violence against women of color reinforces their invisibility in the social structure. This book provides an empirical study of media and law enforcement bias in reporting and investigating homicides of African American women compared with their white counterparts. The author discusses the symbiotic relationship between media coverage and the response from law enforcement to victims of color, particularly when these victims are reported missing and presumed to be in danger by their loved ones. Just as the media are effective in helping to increase police response, law enforcement officials reach out to news outlets to solicit help from the public in locating a missing person or solving a murder. However, a deeply troubling disparity in reporting the disappearance and homicides of female victims reflects racial inequality and institutionalized racism in the social structure that need to be addressed. It is this disparity this important study seeks to solve.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Cheryl L. Neely
Publisher : Michigan State University Press
Release : 2015-08-01
File : 126 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1611861780

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

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Karen Boyle
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2005-01-01
File : 229 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1412903793

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