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Is Media Violence a Problem?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737723984
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Series: At Issue
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 114
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     7
Media Violence Contributes to a More Violent Society   Craig A. Anderson   Brad J. Bushman     11
Media Violence Is a Health Risk to Adolescents$dAmerican Academy of Pediatrics     15
The Problem of Media Violence Is Exaggerated   Andrew O'Hehir     22
Television Violence Is a Serious Problem for Children$dParents Television Council     36
Television Is Unfairly Blamed for Violence in Society   Jonathan L. Freedman     49
Film and Television Violence Is Likely to Get More Graphic   David Hiltbrand     55
Violent Video Games Teach Children How to Kill   Bill France     61
Violent Video Games Improve Learning and Cognition Skills   Douglas A. Gentile   J. Ronald Gentile     66
Violence in Rap Music Is a Serious Problem   Al Sharpton     73
Rap Music Is Not to Blame for Violence$dFree Lance-Star     78
The Entertainment Industry Is Marketing Violence to Children   Daphne White     81
The Juvenile Literature Industry Is Marketing Violence to Children   Kathleen T. Isaacs     92
Organizations to Contact     99
Bibliography     105
Index     110
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