Every Humanities eBook is 40% off! Stock up today >>

Women and Death in Film, Television, and News

Dead but Not Gone

Authors: Clarke Dillman, Joanne

Buy this book

eBook 66,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45228-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 83,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45768-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 83,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-49871-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

Dead women litter the visual landscape of the 2000s. In this book, Clarke Dillman explains the contextual environment from which these images have arisen, how the images relate to (and sometimes contradict) the narratives they help to constitute, and the cultural work that dead women perform in visual texts.

About the authors

Joanne Clarke Dillman is Lecturer in Communication Arts and Culture at the University of Washington, Tacoma, USA.

Reviews

“Women and Death in Film, Television and News analyzes the significance of images of dead female bodies across multiple texts, namely film, television and newspaper. … the analysis provides a convincing argument for the power of images and successfully articulates the relationship between images of dead women in the 2000s and the cultural environment in which they are produced.” (Jennifer Huemmer, Communication Booknotes Quarterly, Vol. 46 (4), October-December, 2015)


"This is a powerful work of immeasurable importance, a book which calls out our contemporary media culture for the insidious manner in which it has come to so effortlessly co-opt the bodies of dead women for our entertainment. Clarke Dillman compellingly charts the ubiquity of such representations and unpacks how they drip-feed us a relentless affirmation of the disposability of women within the misogynistic discourses of the twenty-first century. A shrewd, provoking, and truly overdue book." - Deborah Jermyn, University of Roehampton, UK and author of Crime Watching (2006) and Prime Suspect (2010).

"Clarke Dillman's book intelligently explores an extremely timely and worthwhile subject: the recurring images of brutalized and often murdered women across a wide range of media subjects and venues in contemporary representation. Clarke Dillman steadily, consistently, and persuasively builds her case that the dead, often murdered, woman has become crucial to narratives in the post-9/11 moment, allowing them to address a hovering sense of loss through the allegory of the dead/murdered woman. By analyzing a wide range of texts, she ultimately offers an exhaustive and persuasive case for the disturbing centrality of the dead/murdered woman in visual representation." - David Greven, University of South Carolina, USA and author of Representations of Femininity in American Genre Cinema (2011)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dillman, Joanne Clarke

    Pages 1-23

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Film Narratives, Dead Women, and Their Meaning in a Changing World

    Dillman, Joanne Clarke

    Pages 25-53

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Family Films Gone Terribly Wrong

    Dillman, Joanne Clarke

    Pages 55-82

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Television Narratives and Dead Women

    Dillman, Joanne Clarke

    Pages 83-123

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • News-Mediated Narratives of Disappearance

    Dillman, Joanne Clarke

    Pages 125-147

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €

Buy this book

eBook 66,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45228-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 83,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45768-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 83,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-49871-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women and Death in Film, Television, and News
Book Subtitle
Dead but Not Gone
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Joanne Clarke Dillman
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45228-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137452283
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45768-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49871-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 207
Topics