The Case for Television Violence / Edition 1

The Case for Television Violence / Edition 1

by Jib Fowles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761907904

ISBN-13: 9780761907909

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Taking the provocative stand that television violence has been misinterpreted, this book posits that rather than undermining the social order, television supports order by providing a safe outlet for aggressive impulses. Fowles demonstrates that the scientific literature does not support what many believe; asks readers to question their viewing habits; explains

Overview

Taking the provocative stand that television violence has been misinterpreted, this book posits that rather than undermining the social order, television supports order by providing a safe outlet for aggressive impulses. Fowles demonstrates that the scientific literature does not support what many believe; asks readers to question their viewing habits; explains that the anti-violence critique is best understood as the key issue in the conflict between high and popular culture; situates the arrival of televised violence within the historical context of the disallowance of traditionally sanctioned targets of aggression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761907909
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Series:
Television and Radio Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Continuities in Violence
Violence-Viewing and Science
The Whipping Boy
Viewing Violent Programs
Human Violence in Perspective
Backwards and Forwards

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