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Believability

Sexual Violence, Media, and the Politics of Doubt

Banet-Weiser, Sarah / Higgins, Kathryn C.

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1. Auflage April 2023
240 Seiten, Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-5095-5381-5
John Wiley & Sons

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The #MeToo movement has created more opportunities for women to speak up about sexual assault and harassment. But we are also living in a time when "fake news" and "alternative facts" call into question the very nature of truth. For questions about sexual violence, who do we believe and why? And how do the answers change when the very idea of "truth" is in question?

This troubling paradox is at the heart of this book. The convergence of the #MeToo movement and the crisis of post-truth is used to explore the experiences of women and people of color whose credibility around issues of sexual violence is often in doubt. Offering a feminist re-thinking of "post-truth", Banet-Weiser and Higgins shift the lens from truth to "believability" to investigate how the gendered and racialized logics of this concept are defined and contested within media culture. Drawing on analysis of a wide variety of media texts and products including film, news articles, social media campaigns, and wearable technologies, the authors propose that an "economy of believability'" is a necessary framework for understanding the context in which public bids for truth about sexual violence are made, negotiated, and authorized. Believability interrogates this economy as one in which powerful white men have historically wielded disproportionate influence - so, an economy which is deeply structured by gender and race.

Timely and compelling, this book makes a provocative intervention into scholarly and popular debates about the character of believability when women speak up about sexual assault. It will appeal to scholars and students across the social sciences and humanities as well as general readers.

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The #MeToo movement has created more opportunities for women to speak up about sexual assault and harassment. But we are also living in a time when "fake news" and "alternative facts" call into question the very nature of truth. For questions about sexual violence, who do we believe and why? And how do the answers change when the very idea of "truth" is in question?

This troubling paradox is at the heart of this book. The convergence of the #MeToo movement and the crisis of post-truth is used to explore the experiences of women and people of color whose credibility around issues of sexual violence is often in doubt. Offering a feminist re-thinking of "post-truth", Banet-Weiser and Higgins shift the lens from truth to "believability" to investigate how the gendered and racialized logics of this concept are defined and contested within media culture. Drawing on analysis of a wide variety of media texts and products including film, news articles, social media campaigns, and wearable technologies, the authors propose that an "economy of believability'" is a necessary framework for understanding the context in which public bids for truth about sexual violence are made, negotiated, and authorized. Believability interrogates this economy as one in which powerful white men have historically wielded disproportionate influence - so, an economy which is deeply structured by gender and race.

Timely and compelling, this book makes a provocative intervention into scholarly and popular debates about the character of believability when women speak up about sexual assault. It will appeal to scholars and students across the social sciences and humanities as well as general readers.

Introduction: (Post)Truth, Belief, Media, and Sexual Violence

1 Construction: #MeToo Media and Representations of Believability

2 Commodification: Buying and Selling Belief in the #MeToo Marketplace

3 Contest: Media, 'Mob Justice', and the Digitization of Doubt

4 Conditional: Kavanaughs, Karens, and the Struggle for Victimhood

Conclusion: #BelieveWomen, Revisited


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Sarah Banet-Weiser is a joint Annenberg Professor at the Annenberg Schools for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern California, and is the Director of the Annenberg Center for Collaborative Communication.
Kathryn Claire Higgins is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.