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Domestic abuse and sexual assault in popular culture

Laura L. Finley author. 2016

Available at St. Ambrose University Library  Third Floor Stacks  (P96.V52 U65 2016 )()

  • Title:
    Domestic abuse and sexual assault in popular culture
  • Author: Laura L. Finley author.
  • Subjects: Violence in mass media; Violence in popular culture -- United States; Women -- Crimes against -- United States; Rape in mass media; Mass media and culture -- United States; Crime in popular culture -- United States; Crime in popular culture; Mass media and culture; Rape in mass media; Violence in mass media; Violence in popular culture; Women -- Crimes against; g Popular culture; g Mass media; g Popular culture; g Mass media; Popular culture; Mass media; Mass media; Culture; Popular culture; United States
  • Description: Beyond Stupid Sluts and Innocent Children : Describing Victims -- Domestic Terrorists and Strangers in the Bushes : Describing Offenders -- Tornados Meeting Volcanoes and Asking for It : Myths about Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault -- Evil, Ill, or Controlling : Exploring Depictions of Criminological Theory -- Calling the Cops and a Day in Court : Depictions of Criminal Justice Responses -- Getting Over It or Taking Matters into Your Own Hands : Victim and Other Responses -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Films, Documentaries, Songs, and Popular Books, Featuring Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault -- Appendix B: Recommended Resources on Rape, Domestic Violence, and Popular Culture.
    "Using historical and current examples from film, television, literature, advertisements, and music, this book reveals the ways that rape and abuse are typically presented--and misrepresented--and evaluates the impact of these depictions on consumers. Incidences of domestic abuse and sexual assault aren't only commonplace nationwide and the source of a shockingly large number of serious injuries and deaths; they're also problems that are often subject to myths and misleading depictions in popular culture and media. The author of this important book seeks to shed light on the situation by examining the specific issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault, from the scope and extent of the problem to victim and offender characteristics, and from common misconceptions to societal, cultural, and judicial responses and prevention efforts. Each chapter discusses movies, music, literature, and other forms of popular culture that address issues of domestic abuse and sexual assault, identifying both accurate depictions and problematic examples. The final section of the book addresses how our culture responds to and attempts to prevent domestic abuse and sexual assault, covering depictions of police response to these kinds of crimes in popular culture, how the justice system handles these cases, and individual and community efforts to curb domestic abuse and sexual assault. A compendium of films, documentaries, popular books, and song lyrics featuring domestic abuse and sexual assault enables readers to easily investigate the subject further." -- Provided by publisher
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC
  • Creation Date: 2016
  • Format: lii, 188 pages ; 25 cm..
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9781440837944 (hardback : acid-free paper);ISBN1440837945 (hardback : acid-free paper)
  • Source: 01SAUNI ALMA
  • Alma MMS ID: 991001357965302845

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