Channeling Violence: The Economic Market for Violent Television Programming

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"A comprehensive and convincing demonstration that marketing mayhem is, like environmental pollution, a market failure with far-reaching consequences."--George Gerbner, Dean Emeritus, The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

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Overview

"A comprehensive and convincing demonstration that marketing mayhem is, like environmental pollution, a market failure with far-reaching consequences."--George Gerbner, Dean Emeritus, The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

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Winner of the 1999 Goldsmith Book Prize, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University

"This well-written and finely argued analysis begins by noting what we all-too-often take for granted: TV programming is in general profit driven, and, in particular, is strategically chosen to attract particular viewing audiences. . . . Hamilton, effectively and adroitly, makes the analogy to air pollution in that in both cases producers do not consider the full societal and cultural costs of their activities."--Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly

"Drawing on economic theory and a wealth of empirical evidence, in addition to his previous complementary professional research on pollution control, Hamilton . . . contributes significantly to the literature on television violence and the individual and societal stake in it. . . . The book offers a wealth of data. . . . Recommended."--Choice

Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
This well-written and finely argued analysis begins by noting what we all-too-often take for granted: TV programming is in general profit driven, and, in particular, is strategically chosen to attract particular viewing audiences. . . . Hamilton, effectively and adroitly, makes the analogy to air pollution in that in both cases producers do not consider the full societal and cultural costs of their activities.
Choice
Drawing on economic theory and a wealth of empirical evidence, in addition to his previous complementary professional research on pollution control, Hamilton . . . contributes significantly to the literature on television violence and the individual and societal stake in it. . . . The book offers a wealth of data. . . . Recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691070247
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures ix
List of Tables xi
Preface xvii
CHAPTER 1 Why Is Television Violence a Public Policy Issue? 3
CHAPTER 2 Adult Audiences: Who Watches Violent Programming'? 51
CHAPTER 3 Children as Viewers 76
CHAPTER 4 Programming Violence 129
CHAPTER 5 Advertising: Who Supports Violent Programming? 163
CHAPTER 6 Producer Incentives 211
CHAPTER 7 Local News as (Violent) Entertainment? 239
CHAPTER 8 Dealing with Television Violence: Politics and Policies 285
Notes 323
Bibliography 367
Index 385
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