Dirty Discourse: Sex and Indecency in Broadcasting / Edition 2

Dirty Discourse: Sex and Indecency in Broadcasting / Edition 2

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by Robert L. Hilliard, Michael C. Keith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405157828

ISBN-13: 9781405157827

Pub. Date: 07/31/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Changes in society, the pluralistic nature of the citizens and the geographic breadth of our nation preclude a common definition of what is indecent, profane, or obscene. What may appear to be “dirty discourse” to some may be considered to be laudable satire to others. Renowned media scholars and authors Robert Hilliard and Michael Keith examine the

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Changes in society, the pluralistic nature of the citizens and the geographic breadth of our nation preclude a common definition of what is indecent, profane, or obscene. What may appear to be “dirty discourse” to some may be considered to be laudable satire to others. Renowned media scholars and authors Robert Hilliard and Michael Keith examine the blue side of the airways in Dirty Discourse: Sex and Indecency in Broadcasting. This first-ever analysis of the history and nature of off-color program content explores the treatment of once-forbidden topics in the electronic media, investigating the beliefs, attitudes and actions of those who present such material, those who condemn it, and those who defend it.

Written from a social and cultural perspective, Dirty Discourse concentrates on the means of greatest distribution – radio, with its phenomenal growth of “shock jocks” and rap music lyrics, and provides coverage of television and the Internet. The book shows how and why broadcasting has evolved from the ribald antics of the Roaring 20s to today’s streaming cybersex, contrasting the standards and actions of the FCC v. the First Amendment amidst the over-the-air and in-the-court battles of over-the-top radio. It examines political pressures and legal considerations, including Supreme Court decisions, and efforts to protect children from media smut.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405157827
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/31/2006
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.85(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefaceviii
Chapter 1I Can't Define It, But...3
Chapter 2How Many Dirty Words?27
Chapter 3Crock Jocks to Shock Jocks61
Chapter 4Strange Music Fills the Air...99
Chapter 5You Have to Pay to Play121
Chapter 6Crass, Brass and Alas139
Chapter 7Speak the Speech173
Appendix AFCC v. Pacifica Foundation185
Appendix BFCC Stance on the Enforcement of Prohibition Against Obscene and Indecent Broadcasts215
Appendix CPrimer on Indecency from Haley, Bader & Potts217
Appendix DFCC on the Implementation of Section 10 of the Cable Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992221
Appendix EPlantiffs v. Attorney General Janet Reno229
Appendix FFCC Letter to Infinity Broadcasting Corp.251
Appendix GEargazm Playlist253
Appendix HFCC Finding on The KBOO Foundation255
Appendix IFCC Finding on Capstar TX Limited Partnership261
Appendix JFCC Finding on Citicasters Co.269
Further Reading279
Index281

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Dirty Discourse: Sex and Indecency in Broadcasting 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Read the proof of this forthcoming paperback version. The topic is still hot and when will it not be? Hilliard and Keith do their job skillfully and entertainingly. Sure to become a classic.