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The Resource The aesthetics of violence in contemporary media, Gwyn Symonds

The aesthetics of violence in contemporary media, Gwyn Symonds

Label
The aesthetics of violence in contemporary media
Title
The aesthetics of violence in contemporary media
Statement of responsibility
Gwyn Symonds
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The topic of violence in the media has been very widely covered. Countless studies and research projects have been conducted, most of which argue its negative effects on society. Gwyn Symonds takes this significant topic one step further: studying the aesthetics of media violence. By defining key terms like the "graphic" nature and "authenticity" of violent representations, and discussing how those definitions are linked to actual violence outside the film and television screen, Symonds demonstrates that the debate on the effects of violence cannot be conducted without recognizing the vast generic and textual variety that characterizes the representation of violence in contemporary media. Symonds uses existing studies for the empirical audience reception data, together with discussions of different representations of violence, to look at violence in the media as an art form in itself. By looking at a range of examples from The Simpsons to The Passion of the Christ and The Sopranos, Symonds cross analyzes violence in multiple media to see its affective role in audience reception."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Symonds, Gwyn
Dewey number
303.6
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.V5
LC item number
S96 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence in mass media
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
Label
The aesthetics of violence in contemporary media, Gwyn Symonds
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Violence at the speed of live" : the televirtuality of 9/11 and rebuking the frame of (re)presentation -- "We can't believe it's not butter" : polemical violence and faking authenticity -- "It is a true story but it might not have happened" : voyeurism and fiction in the true crime narrative -- Show business or dirty business? : the theatrics of mafia narrative and empathy for the last mob boss standing in The Sopranos -- "Solving problems with sharp objects" : female empowerment, sex, and violence in Buffy, the vampire slayer -- "Getting kicks from action pix" : righteous violence and the choreographed body in f(l)ight -- "It's just detail" : flaying the sacred and prosthetic, pixilated and animated violence in the hyperreal
Control code
212847169
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780826429872
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008021979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)212847169
Label
The aesthetics of violence in contemporary media, Gwyn Symonds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Violence at the speed of live" : the televirtuality of 9/11 and rebuking the frame of (re)presentation -- "We can't believe it's not butter" : polemical violence and faking authenticity -- "It is a true story but it might not have happened" : voyeurism and fiction in the true crime narrative -- Show business or dirty business? : the theatrics of mafia narrative and empathy for the last mob boss standing in The Sopranos -- "Solving problems with sharp objects" : female empowerment, sex, and violence in Buffy, the vampire slayer -- "Getting kicks from action pix" : righteous violence and the choreographed body in f(l)ight -- "It's just detail" : flaying the sacred and prosthetic, pixilated and animated violence in the hyperreal
Control code
212847169
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780826429872
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008021979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)212847169

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