This book offers a framework for understanding how violence is represented and consumed.
- 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.