African American women and violence: gender, race, and class in the news

  title={African American women and violence: gender, race, and class in the news},
  author={Maria Meyers},
  journal={Critical Studies in Media Communication},
  pages={118 - 95}
  • Maria Meyers
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Critical Studies in Media Communication
This study uses discourse analysis to examine the representation of violence against African American women in local TV news coverage of Freaknik, an annual “spring break” ritual that drew African American college students from throughout the country to Atlanta, Georgia in the 1990s. It draws on Black feminist theory in its examination of the ways that gender, race, and class intersected to shape the representation of the victims, the perpetrators, and the violence. The results indicate that… Expand
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