© 2013

Controversial Images

Media Representations on the Edge

  • Feona Attwood
  • Vincent Campbell
  • I. Q. Hunter
  • Sharon Lockyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Media Controversy and the Crisis of the Image

    1. Feona Attwood, Vincent Campbell, I. Q. Hunter, Sharon Lockyer
      Pages 1-16
  3. Controversy and Representation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Meredith Jones
      Pages 19-35
    3. Catherine Collins, David Douglass
      Pages 36-51
  4. Constructing Controversies

  5. Ethics and Aesthetics in Controversial Media

  6. Engaging with Controversial Images

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215

About this book


Offering a series of case studies of recent media controversies, this collection draws on new perspectives in cultural studies to consider a wide variety of images. The book suggest how we might achieve a more subtle understanding of controversial images and negotiate the difficult terrain of the new media landscape.


Cultural Studies journalists media new media news photography

Editors and affiliations

  • Feona Attwood
    • 1
  • Vincent Campbell
    • 2
  • I. Q. Hunter
    • 3
  • Sharon Lockyer
    • 4
  1. 1.Middlesex UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of LeicesterUK
  3. 3.De Montfort UniversityUK
  4. 4.Brunel UniversityUK

About the editors

RÜSTEM ERTU? ALTINAY Doctoral candidate at New York University, USA MARTIN BARKER Emeritus Professor at Aberystwyth University, UK BRUCE BENNETT Lecturer in Film Studies in the Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University, UK PAUL BRIGHTON Executive Principal Lecturer and Head of Media and Film, University of Wolverhampton, UK CATHERINE ANN COLLINS Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Media Studies at Willamette University, USA JEREMY COLLINS Lectures in media studies at London Metropolitan University, UK DAVID DOUGLASS Dean of Campus Life and Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies at Willamette University, USA MEREDITH JONES Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia STEVE JONES Lecturer in the Department of Media at Northumbria University, UK JULIA KENNEDY Senior Lecturer in Journalism at University College Falmouth, UK PLAMENA KOURTOVA PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology at Florida State University, USA STEPHEN MADDISON Principal Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of East London, UK SUSANNA PAASONEN Professor of Media Studies at University of Turku, Finland JULIAN PETLEY Professor of Journalism and Screen Media in the School of Arts, Brunel University, UK CAROLINE RUDDELL Lecturer in Film and Television at St. Mary's University College at Strawberry Hill, UK CLARISSA SMITH Reader in Sexual Cultures at the University of Sunderland, UK ADAM STAPLETON PhD candidate in the school of Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney, Australia

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