Through a Lens Darkly

October, 2007

Mediated Deviance and Social Otherness: Interrogating Influential Representations critically examines and analyzes how today’s media, from books to the Internet, represent such topics as age; crime and criminals; disease and disability; gender, race, and class; sexual orientation; and more. PSU Professor Kylo-Patrick Hart, who chairs the Department of Communication and Media Studies, edited the book, which was published earlier this year by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

“Hart’s collection is important to expanding the scholarly understanding of media representations,” wrote reviewer Elesha Ruminski, an assistant professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, “because it provokes thinking about what makes media mean so much to humans in particular social, cultural, historical, and even technological contexts.”

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