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Professor Jenny Kitzinger

Professor Jenny Kitzinger

BA (Cambridge), PhD (Glasgow)

Position: Director of Research


Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 74571

Location: Room 0.55A, Bute Building

Sex, Violence, Abuse and Media Representation/Audience


Kitzinger J (2004) 'Framing Abuse: media influence and public understandings of sexual violence against children’ (Pluto).


'Rape in the Media' in Horvath, M and Brown, J (2009) (eds) Rape: Challenging contemporary thinking Brian Willan publishers ISBN-10: 1-843925-20-6

'Sexual violence and the media’, in Donsbach, W (ed) (2008) The international Encyclopedia of communication, Wiley-Blackwell, (Oxford, UK and Malden, MA) pp 4601-4605

"Framing Michael Jackson: Celebrity on Trial" Introduction Volume 17, Issue 4, December 2007, pages 413 - 415

'Transformation of private and public discourse: the media "discover" sexual abuse’ in Haaken, J & Reavey, P (eds) (in press) Why memory matters: the transformation and cultural production of child sexual abuse. Routledge, London (reprint)

Social currency, stranger-danger and images of abusers’ in Throsby, K and Alexander, F (eds) (2008) Gender and Interpersonal Violence: Language, Action and Representation. Palgrave (updated reprint) (2008)

Audiences as activists and the ‘paedophile in the community’ protests: press reporting and public responses’in Letherby, G et al (2008) Sex as Crime. Willan Publishers, pages 356 - 376. (updated reprint)

‘Media Coverage of Sexual Violence Against Women and Children’. In: Ross K, Byerly C, (eds). Media and Women. Blackwell; 2004.

‘Representing young people's sexuality in the 'youth' media. Health Education Journal 2004, (co-author)

The media and sex education', Health Education Journal, 2004

‘Creating Discourses of False Memory: Media Coverage and Production Dynamics’. In: Reavey P, Warner S, (eds). New Feminist Stories of Child Sexual Abuse. Routledge; 2003.

‘Transformations of Public and Private Knowledge: Audience Reception, Feminism and the Experience of Childhood Sexual Abuse’. Feminist Media Studies 2001;1(1).

‘Media Templates: Patterns of Association and the (Re)Construction of Meaning over Time’ [The Cleveland and Orkney sexual abuse intervention scandals]. Media, Culture and Society 2000;22(1):64-84.

‘The Ultimate Neighbour from Hell?: Stranger Danger and the Media Representation of 'Paedophilia'. In: Franklin B, (ed). Social Policy, the Media and Misrepresentation. Routledge; 1999.

‘The Gender-Politics of News Production’. In: Carter C, et al. (eds). News, Gender and Power. Routledge; 1998.

‘Sexual Violence and Midwifery Practice'. In: Kargar I, Hunt S, (eds). Challenges in Midwifery Care. Macmillan; 1997. Sexual Violence and Midwifery Practice [34KB]

‘Media Representations of Sexual Abuse Risks’. Child Abuse Review 1996;5(5):319-333.

‘Public Place, Private Issue: the Public's Reaction to the Zero Tolerance Campaign Against Violence Against Women.’ In: Bradby H, (ed). Defining Violence. Aldershot: Avebury Press; 1996.

‘Playing Safe: Media Coverage of the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse’. Child Abuse Review 1995;4(1):47-56. (co-author) Playing Safe: Media Coverage... [34KB]

"I'm Sexually Attractive But I'm Powerful": Young Women Negotiating Sexual Reputation. Women's Studies International Forum 1995;18(2):187-196.

‘Challenging Sexual Violence Against Girls: A Public Awareness Approach’. Child Abuse Review 1994;3(4):246-248. Challenging Sexual Violence Against Girls...[37KB]

"Doing it" - Representations of Lesbian Sex. In: Griffin G, (ed). Outwrite: Lesbianism and Popular Culture. Pluto Press; 1993. (co-author).

‘Who Wears the Trousers? Sexual Harassment in Research Settings’. Women's Studies International Forum 1993;16(6):627-637. (co-author)

‘Sexual Violence and Compulsory Heterosexuality’. Feminism and Psychology 1992;2(3):399-418.

‘Child Sexual Abuse and the Trials of Motherhood’. In: Wyke S, Hewison J, (eds). Child Health Matters. Open University Press; 1991.

‘Who Are You Kidding?: Children, Power and the Struggle Against Sexual Abuse’. In: James A, Prout A, (eds). Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood. Falmer Press; 1990.

‘Recalling the Pain: Incest Survivors' Experiences of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’. Nursing Times 1990;86(3):38-40.

‘Child Sexual Abuse and the Role of the Teacher’. In: Holly L, (ed). Girls and Sexuality. Milton Keynes: Open University Press; 1989.

‘Feminist Self-Help’. In: Stainton Rogers W, et al., (eds). Child Abuse and Neglect: Facing the Challenge. Open University Press; 1989.

‘Defending Innocence: Ideologies of Childhood’. Feminist Review 1988(28, Spring):77-87.
Defending Innocence: Ideologies of Childhood [617KB]

‘Representations of Teenage Sexuality in the Media’. Edinburgh: Health Education Board for Scotland; 1999. (co-author) Representations of Teenage Sexuality in the Media [139KB]

'Young People's Attitudes Toward Violence'. Edinburgh: ZT Trust; 1998. (co-author)

‘Evaluation of the Zero Tolerance Campaign Against Violence Against Women’. 1993, 1995. (co-author)

'Evaluation of the Respect pilot programme: an anti-violence intervention in schools and youth clubs’ (co-author)

‘The Emergence of Child Sexual Abuse as a Social Issue; a study of media production, content and reception’, ESRC final report, 1995. (co-author)

'The Social Construction of Gender: A Case Study of the Women's Peace Movement' 1984 [26MB]

Other publications by Jenny Kitzinger:

Risk, Science, Health and Media and Audience Understandings

Media power/audience reception overviews

Focus Group Research

Other health (non-media related) publications