August 12, 2019
Graphic Violence addresses concerns that media bear some responsibility for social violence, comprehensively surveying predominant ideas about media violence and the research supporting and challenging these ideas. The book addresses issues ranging from social learning, to representations of war and terrorism, to gender and hyper-masculinity in the violent story. Each chapter features original artwork presenting a story in the style of a graphic novel to demonstrate the concepts at hand. Truly unique in its approach to the subject and medium, this volume is an excellent resource for undergraduate students of communication and media theory as well as anyone interested in understanding the causes and effects of violence in media.