Provides a nuanced understanding of mediated offence and challenging mainstream discussions through which offensive media content is often framed and understood by educators and media experts.
Sheds light on an underexplored field with diverse theoretical and empirical analyses.
Goes far beyond a westernised approach by providing cross-cultural insights to the study of media and offence from international scholars
"This collection is both timely and extremely welcome in a climate where issues of offence have become of central political importance. Wide-ranging in its scope, the book provides an accessible introduction to the contemporary entanglements of media, offence, controversy, civility and affect." (Feona Attwood, Professor of Cultural Studies, Communication and Media, Middlesex University, UK)
"This is a significant and timely collection exploring the knotty business of mediated offence in contemporary political landscapes.. A must-read for scholars and students in media and communications, cultural studies, gender studies, sociology and political science." (Sharon Lockyer, Brunel University London, UK)
"This multi-disciplinary volume highlights the increasingly central use of offence as a communicative resource for taking a stance, staging protests, silencing others and gaining a voice, combining classic thinkers such as Goffman with up-to-the-minute case studies. A must-read for divisive times." (Caroline Tagg, Open University, UK)
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction to Media and the Politics of Offence.- Chapter 2: Political Offensiveness in the Mediated Public Sphere: The Performative Play of Alignments.- Chapter 3: Creating an Emotional Community: The Negotiation of Anger and Resistance to Donald Trump.- Chapter 4: Unruly Women and Carnivalesque Counter-Control: Offensive Humour in Mediated Social Protest.- Chapter 5: Visual Politics in South Africa: Old and New Modes of Exclusion, Protest and Offence.- Chapter 6: Other Bodies within Us: Shock, Affect and Reality Television Audiences.- Chapter 7: 'Period Sex' Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and the Feminist Politics of Offence.- Chapter 8: Fans at Work: Offence as Motivation for Critical Vidding.- Chapter 9: Blocked Access: When Pornographers take Offence.- Chapter 10: Regulatory Expectations of Offended Audiences: The Citizen Interest in Audience Discourse.- Chapter 11: Negotiating vulnerability in the trigger warning debates.- Chapter 12: Gruesome Images in the Contemporary Israeli Mediated Public Sphere.
Anne Graefer is Lecturer in Media Theory at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, UK. She is co-author, with Ranjana Das, of Provocative Screens: Offended Audiences in Britain and Germany (2017).
Physical Info: 0.57" H x 8.27" L x 5.83" W (0.72 lbs) 258 pages