by Nancy Berns - £34.99 Aldine De Gruyter (2004)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780202307411 | ISBN 10: 0202307417
Berns shows how victims of domestic violence are molded to accord with the perspectives of the dominant media and how, as a result, they are falsely blamed for a crime committed by another. She critiques with insight the stories that emerge when social problems are formed by guidelines that promote entertainment, victim empowerment, drama, inspiration, and a political agenda. Berns also provides suggestions for constructing a social problem that focuses less on the victim and more on the abuser, as well as the cultural and social context within which violence is learned and tolerated.
(Please note: this book deals mainly with domestic violence in America.)
(Price & availability last checked: May 2018)