Media Violence and Christian Ethics
By (author) Professor Jolyon Mitchell
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Media Violence and Christian Ethics by Professor Jolyon Mitchell
Book DescriptionHow can audiences interact creatively, wisely and peaceably with the many different forms of violence found throughout today's media? Suicide attacks, graphic executions and the horrors of war appear in news reports, films, websites, and even on mobile phones. One approach towards media violence is to attempt to protect viewers; another is to criticise journalists, editors, film-makers and their stories. In this book Jolyon Mitchell highlights Christianity's ambiguous relationship with media violence. He goes beyond debates about the effects of watching mediated violence to examine how audiences, producers and critics interact with news images, films, video-games and advertising. He argues that practices such as hospitality, friendship, witness and worship can provide the context where both spectacular and hidden violence can be remembered and reframed. This can help audiences to imagine how their own identities and communities can be based not upon violence, but upon a more lasting foundation of peace.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521812566
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Jolyon Mitchell
Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (November 2012)
Martyrdom is a controversial topic, with a long history of provoking fierce debate. In this Very Short Introduction Jolyon Mitchell provides a historical analysis to understand the contemporary debates surrounding martyrdom. Using examples from a variety of contexts around the world, he explores how it has evolved, and what it means today.
Religion and the News, Paperback (October 2012)View all books by Professor Jolyon Mitchell
Aimed at journalists, faith representatives, religious leaders, academics and students, this book offers a timely exploration of the religious news coverage and makes an original contribution to the emerging media, religion and culture literature, as well as to media and communication studies.
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Author Biography - Professor Jolyon Mitchell
Jolyon Mitchell is Senior Lecturer, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh and a former World Service producer and journalist.
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