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ISBN-13: 9780742515574
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/05/2002
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dane S. Claussen is associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Point Park College.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxi
Introductionxiii
Part IThe Engagement and Avoidance of Sex and Religion in Media Production
1Bernarr Macfadden's Physical Culture: Marketing Health by Selling Bodies, Health, and Morals3
2The Whore of Babylon, Suggestibility, and the Art of Sexless Sex in Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah (1949)21
3Religious and Sexual Images in Rock Videos: A Second-by-Second Analysis33
4The Muddled Middle: protestantism's Encounter with Homosexuality since the 1960s43
5A Broken Trust: Canadian Priests, Brothers, Pedophilia, and the Media65
6The Silence of the Jewish Media on Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community79
Part IIMedia Content, Conservatives, Sex, and the "Liberal Establishment"
7"I didn't need to see the tattooed lady takin' it off": Evangelicals and Representations of Sexuality in Contemporary Film91
8Responses to Television from the New Christian Right: The Donald Wildmon Organizations' Fight against Sexual Content101
9Magazine Coverage of the Man the Networks Love to Hate115
10Morality Politics Associated with Abstinence-Only Sex Education Sought as a Remedy to Welfare Dependency123
Part IIIMedia Content, Liberals, Sex, and the "Conservative Establishment"
11The Organ in the Sanctuary: Silent Film and Paradigmatic Images of the Suspect Clergy139
12Cult Sex: The Mass Media Reporting of Sexual Issues Surrounding New Religious Movements153
13Issue Culture Analysis and the Gay/Lesbian Religious Controversy171
14The Word on Sex: Biblical Interpretation on the Web and Constructed Realities183
15Between Law and Love: Christianity, Politics, and Sexual Citizenship197
Part IVMedia Agenda-Setting and Cultivation of Religion and Sex
16The Disenchantment of Modern Sexuality: Packaged by Media into Weber's "Iron Cage"217
17Family, Peers, Religiosity, Electronic Media, and the Risk of Adolescent Sexual Activity235
18Media Cultivation and Perceptions of Sexual Morality in Church of Christ Adolescents253
19"Oh God, My Kid Is Gay!": The Effects of Religious Belief and Media Consumption on Parental Ability to Accept a Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual Child265
Conclusion271
Index283
About the Editor and Contributors293

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