Television and its Viewers: Cultivation Theory and Research / Edition 1

Television and its Viewers: Cultivation Theory and Research / Edition 1

by James Shanahan, Michael Morgan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521587557

ISBN-13: 9780521587556

Pub. Date: 04/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How does television influence people? "Cultivation" research examines the relationship between how much television people watch and what they believe: avid viewers' beliefs are very different from those of occasional viewers. James Shanahan and Michael Morgan, leading scholars in this field, explore the differences in viewers' beliefs on issues such as violence,

Overview

How does television influence people? "Cultivation" research examines the relationship between how much television people watch and what they believe: avid viewers' beliefs are very different from those of occasional viewers. James Shanahan and Michael Morgan, leading scholars in this field, explore the differences in viewers' beliefs on issues such as violence, sex roles and political attitudes. Their compelling account, the first book-length study of this important and controversial area, will be of interest to students and scholars in communication, sociology, political science and psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521587556
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; 1. Origins; 2. Methods of cultivation: assumptions and rationale; 3. Methods of cultivation and early empirical work; 4. Criticisms; 5. Advancements in cultivation research; 6. The bigger picture; 7. Mediation, mainstreaming; 8. How does cultivation 'work', anyway?; 9. Cultivation and the new media; 10. Test pattern; Methodological appendix; References; Index.

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