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Framing the Victim : Domestic Violence, Media, and Social Problems - Nancy S. Berns

Framing the Victim

Domestic Violence, Media, and Social Problems

Paperback Published: 30th November 2017
ISBN: 9780202307411
Number Of Pages: 204
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"Whether you are drawn to this book because of an interest in media, social problems, or domestic violence, reading it will help you better understand the impact media stories have on our perceptions of social problems." That is how Nancy Berns introduces her book. It is a work that unabashedly examines not only domestic violence, but also the larger picture of how politics and processes shape our responses to social problems. Framing the Victim also distinguishes serious research from media, which promote entertainment, empowerment, and drama.

Zooming in (and out) on social problemsp. 1
The landscape of domestic violence and the public's narrow picturep. 17
"I get my experience from the media" : using media to understand social problemsp. 35
Women's magazines : the victim empowerment framep. 55
Social problems as inspiration, entertainment, and emotion : women's magazines and other entertainment mediap. 82
Men's and conservative political magazines : the antifeminist framep. 103
Liberal political magazines : the social justice framep. 129
Framing the victimp. 145
In search of a new social problem about violencep. 162
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ISBN: 9780202307411
ISBN-10: 0202307417
Series: Social Problems and Social Issues
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 30th November 2017
Publisher: ALDINE PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.42  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.35