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The Forgotten Victims of Sexual Violence in Film, Television and New Media

Turning to the Margins

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Draws upon scholarship from various intersecting fields of study including gender and feminist studies, cultural studies, and media studies

  • Goes beyond analyses of mainstream Western media to also include explorations of sexual violence in reality television, stand-up comedy, and Japanese cinema

  • Focuses strongly on critical race studies and intersectional approaches to media analysis

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

About this book

This edited collection provides an intersectional and transnational exploration of representations of sexual violence and rape within films, television shows, and digital media in the contemporary context of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Drawing upon sociology, gender studies, cultural studies, media studies, and Black feminist studies, chapters focus on women and texts at the margins of mainstream culture’s depictions of sexual violence. The editors and contributors examine the dominant narrative of the thin, cisgender, heterosexual white female victim, and the ways in which social and cultural conversations around race and gender impact and are impacted by depictions of sexual violence in media.

This book will be of interest to scholars and students in sociology, gender studies, and media studies, particularly those interested in the intersectionality of race and gender.

Chapter 1 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Keywords

  • cinema
  • feminist media studies
  • intersectionality
  • #MeToo
  • Hollywood
  • Black feminism
  • rape

Reviews

The Forgotten Victims of Sexual Violence in Film, Television and New Media: Turning to the Margins is a rich and original collection of essays that drills down into the question of who gets elided from dominant narratives of sexual violence. Each and every one of these socially urgent essays is written with clarity, conviction, and care. By investigating the margins of texts and spotlighting characters that have been previously ignored, ridiculed and/or demonized in sexual violence narratives, this collection develops significant new ways to think about, analyse, and understand sexual violence. Through their commitment to foregrounding underrepresented communities, Stephanie Patrick and Mythili Rajiva show the way forward for feminist scholarship on representations of rape and gendered violence.  A truly exciting example of collaborative and intersectional feminist scholarship on sexual violence, media cultures, and social justice.” (Tanya Horeck, Associate Professor in Film, Media and Culture, Anglia Ruskin University)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Calgary, Canada

    Stephanie Patrick

  • Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

    Mythili Rajiva

About the editors

Stephanie Patrick is a recent PhD graduate of Feminist and Gender Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on the intersection of sexual violence, journalism and new media technologies.

Mythili Rajiva is Associate Professor at the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on gender, media representations and sexual violence.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Forgotten Victims of Sexual Violence in Film, Television and New Media

  • Book Subtitle: Turning to the Margins

  • Editors: Stephanie Patrick, Mythili Rajiva

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95935-7

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-95934-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-95935-7

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 248

  • Topics: Gender Studies, Media Sociology, Feminism and Feminist Theory, Film and Television Studies

Buying options

eBook
USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-95935-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)