‘Scarlet Letters from Perugia: “Slut Shaming” and the Media Representations of Amanda Knox’

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Abstract

Simkin’s essay considers aspects of the representation of Amanda Knox’s sexuality in the media, with specific attention paid to feminist critiques and the notion of ‘slut-shaming’. Simkin analyses four key moments from the investigation of the murder of Meredith Kercher and the trials that followed where Knox’s sexuality was under particular scrutiny. In the context of recent debates about third-wave feminism, especially with regard to ideas about female sexual appetite, the chapter considers some of the commentary the coverage provoked, in the press and online. Finally, there is analysis of Knox’s own response (chiefly in her memoir) and the way in which the media’s reflections on her sexuality and sexual history impacted upon the high-profile TV appearances she made to promote the book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransmedia crime stories: the trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the globalised media sphere
EditorsLieve Gies, Maria Bortoluzzi
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Pages47-68
Number of pages21
Edition1
ISBN (Print)978-1137590039
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture

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Simkin, S. (2016). ‘Scarlet Letters from Perugia: “Slut Shaming” and the Media Representations of Amanda Knox’. In L. Gies, & M. Bortoluzzi (Eds.), Transmedia crime stories: the trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the globalised media sphere (1 ed., pp. 47-68). (Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd..
Simkin, Stephen. / ‘Scarlet Letters from Perugia: “Slut Shaming” and the Media Representations of Amanda Knox’. Transmedia crime stories: the trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the globalised media sphere. editor / Lieve Gies ; Maria Bortoluzzi. 1. ed. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2016. pp. 47-68 (Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture).
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Simkin, S 2016, ‘Scarlet Letters from Perugia: “Slut Shaming” and the Media Representations of Amanda Knox’. in L Gies & M Bortoluzzi (eds), Transmedia crime stories: the trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the globalised media sphere. 1 edn, Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Basingstoke, pp. 47-68.

‘Scarlet Letters from Perugia: “Slut Shaming” and the Media Representations of Amanda Knox’. / Simkin, Stephen.

Transmedia crime stories: the trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the globalised media sphere. ed. / Lieve Gies; Maria Bortoluzzi. 1. ed. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2016. p. 47-68 (Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture).

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Simkin S. ‘Scarlet Letters from Perugia: “Slut Shaming” and the Media Representations of Amanda Knox’. In Gies L, Bortoluzzi M, editors, Transmedia crime stories: the trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in the globalised media sphere. 1 ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2016. p. 47-68. (Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture).