Celebrities Against Violence

Case Studies in Speaking Out

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About the Book

Violence is more than an issue in America; it is a pandemic. Its negative impacts and corrosive character are undeniable, whether you are a victim, a bystander or professional tasked with public health and safety. Just as well, violence itself does not discriminate, affecting individuals regardless of class or social standing. Over the decades, many celebrities and well-known public figures have taken to the media to share their own experiences with violence.
This book spotlights the celebrities and their loved ones who have experienced various types of violence and survived to tell their stories to the world. Whether they encountered self-harm, bullying, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, family abuse, home invasion, gun violence, or police brutality, these public figures were able to work through their trauma and share their tales of survival. Violence prevention advocates and experts increasingly recognize the influence of celebrities and work with these individuals to spread awareness. This collection of case studies aims to support this growing influence by documenting the effects of violence prevention through celebrity advocacy.

About the Author(s)

Truman R. Keys is a professor in the Department of Communication and Media Arts at the midtown Danbury campus of Western Connecticut State University. He has presented and published research in intercultural communication and public health, with various multi-year university-funded projects addressing the implications of identity on self-disclosure in contested and safer spaces.

Bibliographic Details

Truman R. Keys
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7755-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4559-9
Imprint: McFarland