Gendered Domestic Violence and Abuse in Popular Culture

Shulamit Ramon
University of Hertfordshire, UK

Michele Lloyd
Independent Scholar, UK

Bridget Penhale
University of East Anglia, UK

Product Details
30 Nov 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
256 pages - 152 x 229mm
Emerald Studies in Popular Culture and Gender
As binge-watching and streaming lead to increasing amounts of content and screen time, understanding how domestic violence and abuse is portrayed in popular culture and its impact on DVA in our society is more important than ever. Amid current international attention on sexual harassment, abuse and exploitation initiated by the #MeToo movement, this collection demonstrates how networked communication is influencing activism, both online and in the real-world. 

The term gendered DVA recognises the wider gender inequality underpinning DVA, and intersecting inequalities such as race, social class, sexuality, age and disability. International contributors from Europe, the USA and Australia examine how DVA is represented in different media forms comprising film, television, newspapers, digital and social media, and TED lectures. The collection examines intimate partner abuse, child abuse, grooming and sexual exploitation, elder abuse and neglect, and abuse in LGBT relationships. Authors also analyse policy changes in relation to DVA, both progressive and regressive, together with topics such as moral panic in the media and trial by media. 

An in-depth and wide-ranging resource, this collection will be a valuable text for health and social care professionals, researchers, academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and people with lived experience of DVA.
Prologue. Gendered Domestic Violence and Abuse, Popular Culture, and the Digital Revolution; Michele Lloyd
Chapter 1. Death Foretold: A Multi-perspective Study of Domestic Violence in an Italian Town; Elena Allegri
Chapter 2. Examining Domestic Violence and Abuse in Mainstream and Social Media: Representations and Responses; Michele Lloyd 
Chapter 3. Hollywood and Beyond: Re-Screening Domestic Violence; Diane L. Shoos 
Chapter 4. Leslie Morgan Steiner: An analysis of TED Lectures on Domestic Violence by Men towards Women; Shulamit Ramon 
Chapter 5. The Australian media and child abuse; Victoria Marshall and Chris Goddard 
Chapter 6. Elder Abuse and Media Representation of Abuse in Family settings; Bridget Penhale 
Chapter 7. News Media Representation of Domestic Violence Victims and Perpetrators: Focus on Gender and Sexual Orientation in Reviewing International Literature; Luca Rollè, Tommaso Trombetta, Fabrizio Santoniccolo and Domenico D’Amico 
Chapter 8. Moral panic in the media: Scapegoating South Asian men in cases of sexual exploitation and grooming; Aisha K. Gill and Aviah Sarah Day 
Chapter 9. ‘Stories not bouquets!’: The #metoo campaign in Slovenia and its social consequences; Darja Zaviršek 
Epilogue. Gendered Domestic Violence and Abuse in Popular Culture: where we are and where we would like to be; Shulamit Ramon
Shulamit Ramon is Professor of Social Inclusion and Well-Being at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Her research interests include empowering people experiencing domestic violence, media representation, mental health recovery, refugees and migrants, and shared decision making. 

Michele Lloyd is an Independent Researcher. Her research interests include gender-based violence, inequality, neoliberal ideology, poverty, and multimedia communication. 

Bridget Penhale is a Reader in Mental Health of Older People at the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK. Her research interests include elder abuse, adult safeguarding and domestic violence.

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