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Women, Violence, and the Media: Readings in Feminist Criminology (Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law) Paperback – April 15, 2009

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“[Women, Violence, and the Media: Readings in Feminist Criminology] snapped me out of my lawyer’s myopic view of gendered violence and begged me to consider different perspectives and frameworks. [The book] reflects the work of committed scholars from different disciplines, all seeking the same final destination.” ―Signs

“The book collects well-executed content analyses focused on an unusually coherent set of statements about the importance of sociological thought and criticism of mass media organs for telling different stories. The prose and displays of data are suitable for classroom use, perhaps in courses on race/class/gender and media. A cover-to-cover journey should certainly tutor any reader in the difference between sociological approaches to violence and the medical/individualist/sensational angles that these authors criticize.”―Gender & Society

“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.”―Media Report to Women


“This book offers a much needed documentation of the variety of ways that women and violence are framed in a broad range of both fictional and non-fictional media accounts. Women are analyzed as both the victims and perpetrators of violence through a gendered, raced, classed and global lens.” (Joanne Belknap, Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder)|“Crime stories tend to function as the morality plays of our modern era. Because of this, media coverage, particularly corporate media coverage, of criminalized and victimized women play central roles in the construction of some women as virtuous and others as venal. And because crime has become a code word for race in America, it is crucial to document, as this important collection does, the critical role that the media has played in the demonization of women offenders, particularly African American women and Latinas as hyper violent and masculinized. Likewise, the media tends to construct the “legitimate” victim in extremely narrow ways that often means that women who have survived horrific violence find themselves and their behavior on trial rather than finding any advocacy and support in the criminal justice system.” (Meda Chesney-Lind, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

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Product Details

  • Series: Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Northeastern (April 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555537030
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555537036
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.2 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #382,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By EnlightenedReader on May 20, 2015
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Highly recommend this for anyone studying Criminal Justice
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