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Controversial Images

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Introduction: Media Controversy and the Crisis of the Image
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    Chapter 2 Media-Bodies and Photoshop
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    Chapter 3 Representation and Resemblance in the Case of the Danish Cartoons
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    Chapter 4 Imitation and Controversy: Performing (Trans)Sexuality in Post-Communist Bulgaria
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    Chapter 5 X-Ray Visions: Photography, Propaganda and Guantánamo Bay
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    Chapter 6 ‘The Terrorists with Highlights’: Kurdish Female Suicide Bombers in Mainstream Turkish Media
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    Chapter 7 Constructing Effects: Disturbing Images and the News Construction of ‘media influence’ in the Virginia Tech Shootings
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    Chapter 8 Border Patrol: Trevor Brown, Aesthetics and the Protection of Fictitious Children
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    Chapter 9 ‘The Following Content is Not Acceptable’
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    Chapter 10 Cutting Edge: Violence and Body Horror in Anime
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    Chapter 11 ‘It’s Gonna Hurt a Little Bit. But That’s Okay — It Makes My Cock Feel Good’: Max Hardcore and the Myth of Pleasure
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    Chapter 12 The Lexicon of Offence: The Meanings of Torture, Porn, and ‘Torture Porn’
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    Chapter 13 The Beast Within: Materiality, Ethics and Animal Porn
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    Chapter 14 Embracing Rape: Understanding the Attractions of Exploitation Movies
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    Chapter 15 His Soul Shatters at About 0:23: Spankwire, Self-Scaring and Hyberbolic Shock
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    Chapter 16 Playing with Controversial Images in Videogames: The Terrorist Mission Controversy in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
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    Chapter 17 ‘A Bad Taste Business’: TV Journalists Reflect on the Limits of News Images
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Controversial Images
Published by
Palgrave Macmillan, November 2012
DOI 10.1057/9781137291998
978-0-230-28405-0, 978-1-137-29199-8, 978-1-349-32924-3, 978-1-137-29197-4

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


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

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 12%
Unknown 15 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 29%
Student > Bachelor 4 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 18%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 6%
Lecturer 1 6%
Other 2 12%
Unknown 1 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Arts and Humanities 9 53%
Social Sciences 7 41%
Unknown 1 6%