Graphic Violence provides an innovative introduction to the relationship between violence and visual media, discussing how media consumers and producers can think critically about and interact with violent visual content. It comprehensively surveys predominant theories of media violence and the research supporting and challenging them, addressing issues ranging from social learning, to representations of war and terrorism, to gender and hyper-masculinity. 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.
Emily D. Edwards is Professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Edwards has produced or directed more than seventeen films—from narrative features, to documentaries, to animations, to experimental films—and has also reported as a journalist for ABC and NBC affiliates in Alabama and Tennessee. Edwards has authored a wide number of books and articles on popular media.
?Tristan Fuller is a Graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design. His current project is writing and illustrating a series to publish in 2020. For more information and more art, go to tristanfuller.com or visit his instagram @tristanfuller42.