On Media Violence

On Media Violence

by W. James Potter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761916385

ISBN-13: 9780761916383

Pub. Date: 09/30/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This definitive examination of a contemporary social issue asks questions such as: How much media violence is there? What are the meanings conveyed in the way violence is portrayed? What effect does it have on viewers?

Divided into four parts, the book reviews research on media violence; re-examines existing theories of media violence; considers

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Overview

This definitive examination of a contemporary social issue asks questions such as: How much media violence is there? What are the meanings conveyed in the way violence is portrayed? What effect does it have on viewers?

Divided into four parts, the book reviews research on media violence; re-examines existing theories of media violence; considers methodological tools used to assess media, and introduces the concept of Lineation Theory, a perspective and new theoretical approach explaining media violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761916383
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/30/1999
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Overview and Introduction
PART ONE: REVIEWING
Theories of Media Violence
Effects of Exposure to Media Violence
Violent Content on Television
PART TWO: RECONCEPTUALIZING
Violence
Schema and Context
Levels of Analysis
Development
Effects
Risk
The Industry's Perspective
PART THREE: RETHINKING METHODOLOGY
Effects Methodologies and Methods
Content Analysis of Media Violence
PART FOUR: LINEATION THEORY
Axioms and Dictionary
Propositions

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