Controversial Images: Media Representations on the Edge by Feona AttwoodControversial Images: Media Representations on the Edge by Feona Attwood

Controversial Images: Media Representations on the Edge

byFeona Attwood, Vincent Campbell, I.Q. Hunter

Hardcover | November 28, 2012

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Offering a series of case studies of recent media controversies, this collection draws on new perspectives in cultural studies to consider a wide variety of images. The book suggest how we might achieve a more subtle understanding of controversial images and negotiate the difficult terrain of the new media landscape.
RÜSTEM ERTU? ALTINAY Doctoral candidate at New York University, USA MARTIN BARKER Emeritus Professor at Aberystwyth University, UK BRUCE BENNETT Lecturer in Film Studies in the Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University, UK PAUL BRIGHTON Executive Principal Lecturer and Head of Media and Film, University of Wolve...
Title:Controversial Images: Media Representations on the EdgeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.99 inPublished:November 28, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230284051

ISBN - 13:9780230284050

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Controversy and the Crisis of the Image; F.Attwood , V.Campbell , I.Q.Hunter & S.Lockyer PART I: CONTROVERSY AND REPRESENTATION Media-Bodies and Photoshop; M.Jones Representation and Resemblance in The Case of the Danish Cartoons; C.Collins & D.Douglass Imitation and Controversy: Performing (Trans)Sexuality in Post-communist Bulgaria; P.Kourtova X-Ray Visions: Photography, Propaganda and Guantánamo Bay; B.Bennett PART II: CONSTRUCTING CONTROVERSIES 'The Terrorists with Highlights': Kurdish Female Suicide Bombers in Mainstream Turkish Media; E.Altinay Constructing Effects: Disturbing Images and the News Construction of 'media influence' in the Virginia Tech Shootings; J.Collins Border Patrol: Trevor Brown, Aesthetics and the Protection of Fictitious Children; A.Stapleton 'The Following Content Is Not Acceptable'; J.Petley PART III: ETHICS AND AESTHETICS IN CONTROVERSIAL MEDIA Cutting Edge: Violence and Body Horror in Anime; C.Ruddell 'It's Gonna Hurt a Little Bit. But That's Okay - It Makes My Cock Feel Good': Max Hardcore and the Myth of Pleasure; S.Maddison The Lexicon of Offense: The Meanings of Torture, Porn, and 'Torture Porn'; S.Jones The Beast Within: Materiality, Ethics and Animal Porn; S.Paasonen PART IV: ENGAGING WITH CONTROVERSIAL IMAGES Embracing Rape: Understanding the Attractions of Exploitation Movies; M.Barker His Soul Shatters at About 0:23: Spankwire, Self-Scaring and Hyberbolic Shock; J.Kennedy & C.Smith Playing with Controversial Images in Videogames: The Terrorist Mission Controversy in 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'; V.Campbell 'A Bad Taste Business': TV Journalists Reflect on the Limits of News Images; P.Brighton