Media Scandals: Morality and Desire in the Popular Culture Marketplace / Edition 1

Media Scandals: Morality and Desire in the Popular Culture Marketplace / Edition 1

by James Lull
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231111657

ISBN-13: 9780231111652

Pub. Date: 12/09/1997

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Are scandals a form of legitimate journalism, or are they a sign of a society in moral degeneration? These questions are addressed and assessed in Media Scandals, the first book to take a comprehensive look at how scandals are produced and played out in modern culture.

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Are scandals a form of legitimate journalism, or are they a sign of a society in moral degeneration? These questions are addressed and assessed in Media Scandals, the first book to take a comprehensive look at how scandals are produced and played out in modern culture.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231111652
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/09/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Editors
List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
1The Search for Scandal1
2Scandal and Social Theory34
3"And Besides, the Wench is Dead": Media Scandals and the Globalization of Communication65
4Anxiety, Desire, and Conflict in the American Racial Imagination85
5What a Story! Understanding the Audience for Scandal99
6Character, Celebrity, and Sexual Innuendo in the Mass-Mediated Presidency122
7(Don't) Leave Me Alone: Tabloid Narrative and the Michael Jackson Child-Abuse Scandal143
8Producing Trash, Class, and the Money Shot: A Behind-the-Scenes Account of Daytime TV Talk Shows164
9Apollo Undone: The Sports Scandal203
10Church, Media, and Scandal222
11Pushin' it to the Limit: Scandals and Pop Music240
Index255

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