Controversial Images

Media Representations on the Edge

  • Feona Attwood
  • Vincent Campbell
  • I. Q. Hunter
  • Sharon Lockyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Media Controversy and the Crisis of the Image

    1. Feona Attwood, Vincent Campbell, I. Q. Hunter, Sharon Lockyer
      Pages 1-16
  3. Controversy and Representation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Meredith Jones
      Pages 19-35
    3. Catherine Collins, David Douglass
      Pages 36-51
  4. Constructing Controversies

  5. Ethics and Aesthetics in Controversial Media

  6. Engaging with Controversial Images

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 286-292

About this book


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.


Cultural Studies journalists media new media news photography

Editors and affiliations

  • Feona Attwood
    • 1
  • Vincent Campbell
    • 2
  • I. Q. Hunter
    • 3
  • Sharon Lockyer
    • 4
  1. 1.Middlesex UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of LeicesterUK
  3. 3.De Montfort UniversityUK
  4. 4.Brunel UniversityUK

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