Violence In Media And Society : Literature Film and TV

By: Usha Bande & Anshu Kaushal (Eds.)

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Living surrounded by violence, we have probably become immune to its impact and substituted the civilized culture with what may be called a “culture of violence” – terrorism, conflicts, domestic, communal and gender violence, violence in its psychological and physical forms, socio-economic injustice, systemic, state and institutionalized violence, rape, arson, killings. You just name it and you see it in its myriad manifestations, diverse human contexts and various dehumanizing forms. Violence signifies ‘force’ as well as ‘violation’. Over the past several decades, due to the rapid changes in social, economic, political and cultural environment, violence has become an ugly reality – a lived reality – that can only be experienced; words can merely report the happening but not its intensity which is felt only by the victim(s). Violence has been at the heart of intellectual debates all along human history. Literature has, from time to time, focused on societal obsession with violence. Cinema and TV too are now taking up the issue. Man seems to be tired of conflicts, wars, terrorism and such other acts of brutality. This book seeks to explore the prevalence and representation of violence in the contemporary society. The articles contained in this anthology look at violence from various angles and mainly from the perspective of literature but the few papers on films, television, and those approaching violence from theoretical angle contribute to find patterns of violence in diverse ways. There are ‘kinds’ of violence and the literature surveyed here is only a minuscule part of the forms of violence that have infested the humankind. Printed Pages: 232.

Title: Violence In Media And Society : Literature Film and TV

Author Name: Usha Bande & Anshu Kaushal (Eds.)

Categories: India, Literature,

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2011

ISBN: 8131604330

ISBN 13: 9788131604335

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701964

Keywords: Violence In Media And Society : Literature Film and TV Usha Bande & Anshu Kaushal (Eds.)