Apr 21, 2021
Discourses of Denial: Mediations of Race, Gender, and Violence
Posted by Yasmin Jiwani

Issues of race, gender, and violence have long been prominent in the public imagination Discourses of Denial broadens our understanding of violence and explodes common mythologies and definitions Yasmin Jiwani argues that the symbolic and discursive violence that occurs in the realm of the media and in the daily encounters of racialized girls and young women is intimatelIssues of race, gender, and violence have long been prominent in the public imagination Discourses of Denial broadens our understanding of violence and explodes common mythologies and definitions Yasmin Jiwani argues that the symbolic and discursive violence that occurs in the realm of the media and in the daily encounters of racialized girls and young women is intimately linked with violence enacted on institutional levels Focusing on the dominant media s framing of violent events while including the voices of those who are marginalized, Jiwani exposes how particular definitions of violence advanced by the media serve the status quo and in the process, re entrench and reproduce racialized and gendered inequalities More importantly, she reveals how preferred interpretations of an event or an issue privilege one form of violence, such as sexism, thereby diminishing consideration of racism as violence and hindering analysis of their complex convergence.In linking race, gender, and violence, Discourses of Denial makes an important contribution to our understanding of the complex and interconnected influences that shape the violence of contemporary social reality and that contour the lives of racialized women This book is of particular relevance to readers interested in the intersection of race, gender, and violence in our increasingly mediated society.

  • Title: Discourses of Denial: Mediations of Race, Gender, and Violence
  • Author: Yasmin Jiwani
  • ISBN: 9780774812382
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Paperback
  • Discourses of Denial Mediations of Race Gender and Violence Issues of race gender and violence have long been prominent in the public imagination Discourses of Denial broadens our understanding of violence and explodes common mythologies and definitions Yasm

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    Brillant author Clear, consise, accessible and poignant She names things eg patriarchy, racism, projection, minimization , relocates displaced concepts to their proper categories eg don t call domestic violence a massacre to degender the assault and deflect attention from the real issue at hand.Very thought provoking without the usual muddling through academic speak.



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