The Myth of Media Violence: A Critical Introduction
January 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Myth of Media Violence: A Critical Introduction assesses the current and historical debates over violence in film, television, and video games; extends the conversation beyond simple condemnation or support; and addresses a diverse range of issues and influences.
- Looks at the chronology of contemporary media violence, and explores reservations over communications medias throughout history.
- Examines the forces behind the encouraged anxieties about media violence.
- Uses examples drawn from a range of media, including disaster and horror movies, science fiction, film tie-in toys, crime shows, MTV, news, sports, and children’s television programming, books and video games.
- Includes a closing chapter about why media violence exists as it does in our culture, and what we can do about it.