Constructing danger: emotions and the mis/representation of crime in the news

A string of stranger sexual assaults: the construction of an orthodox account of rape -- Women who work as prostitutes: the sex trade and trading in labels -- Domestic terrorism: the news as an incomplete record of violence against women -- The Mount Cashel orphanage inquiry: the inscription of chil...

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Contributors: McCormick, Christopher Ray (Other); McCormick, Chris (Other)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Halifax [u.a.] Fernwood Publ. c 2010
Edition:2. ed.
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Summary:A string of stranger sexual assaults: the construction of an orthodox account of rape -- Women who work as prostitutes: the sex trade and trading in labels -- Domestic terrorism: the news as an incomplete record of violence against women -- The Mount Cashel orphanage inquiry: the inscription of child abuse -- AIDS fiends and high-risk groups: misrepresenting and signifying a disease -- The Halifax race riot: extralocality and racism in the news -- Crime rates and crime fear: portraying crime as out of control -- Crime stoppers and the police: the ideological construction of community -- Lawyers and serial killers: the press and sensationalism -- The Westray mine explosion: covering a disaster and a failed inquiry
Each chapter includes a contributed talk--by Sharon Fraser, Anne Derrick, Debi Forsyth-Smith, Gary Kinsman, Eric Smith, Joy Mannette, Paul MacDonald, Tony Thomson, Darrel Pink, and Deborah Woolway--as well as sections on reading and analyzing the news, and sample studies
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. 232-238)
Physical Description:240 S. 23 cm
ISBN:9781552663820
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