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Domestic abuse and sexual assault in popular culture

Author: Laura L Finley
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
Series: Crime in popular culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 -- Addresses both positive and negative depictions of domestic abuse and sexual assault from recent popular culture, utilizing examples from film, television,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura L Finley
ISBN: 9781440837944 1440837945 1440837953 9781440837951
OCLC Number: 921863992
Description: lii, 188 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Beyond Stupid Sluts and Innocent Children: Describing Victims --
2. Domestic Terrorists and Strangers in the Bushes: Describing Offenders --
3. Tornados Meeting Volcanoes and Asking for It: Myths about Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 4. Evil, Ill, or Controlling: Exploring Depictions of Criminological Theory --
5. Calling the Cops and a Day in Court: Depictions of Criminal Justice Responses --
6. Getting Over It or Taking Matters into Your Own Hands: Victim and Other Responses --
Conclusion --
Appendix A: Films, Documentaries, Popular Books, and Song Lyrics Featuring Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault --
Appendix B: Recommended Resources on Rape, Domestic Violence, and Popular Culture.
Series Title: Crime in popular culture.
Responsibility: Laura L. Finley.
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"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 -- Addresses both positive and negative depictions of domestic abuse and sexual assault from recent popular culture, utilizing examples from film, television, literature, music, advertisements, and more -- Presents information that is ideal for undergraduate courses in gender studies, sociology, and psychology as well as communications and popular culture classes -- Utilizes the most current research on dating and domestic and sexual violence to clearly demonstrate the importance of how these issues and crimes are depicted in popular culture -- Provides a comprehensive appendix of additional resources that directs students in investigating the topic further"--

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