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Mayhem

violence as public entertainment

Published by Addison-Wesley in Reading, Mass .
Written in English.

About the Book

Examines the impact of entertainment violence on viewers, beginning with a discussion of the gladiatorial games in ancient Rome; considers the findings of modern research; addresses the dilemma between unregulated violent programming and government control; and looks at creative ways to guard against the effects of media violence.

About the Edition

Examines the impact of entertainment violence on viewers, beginning with a discussion of the gladiatorial games in ancient Rome; considers the findings of modern research; addresses the dilemma between unregulated violent programming and government control; and looks at creative ways to guard against the effects of media violence.

Table of Contents

Introduction
pt.1. The paradox of entertainment violence
Feasts of violence
Recoil and recognition
The thrill of the kill
"But movies are not real"
Transforming violence
pt.2. The impact of media violence
Double takes
Sizing up the effects
Fear
Desensitization
Appetite for more violence
Aggression
pt.3. Censorship
A perceived dilemma
The will to ban and censor
Geneva and the banning of spectacles
Singapore, Asian values, and the Internet
Journalists and media violence
Adult rights, children's needs, and the law
pt.4. Opportunity
Openings for change
Caveat emptor
Media literacy
Collective action
National initiatives
Notes.

Edition Notes

"A Merloyd Lawrence book."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-181) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
303.6
Library of Congress
P96.V5 B65 1998

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 194 p. ;
Number of pages
194

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24748150M
Internet Archive
mayhemviolenceas00boks
ISBN 10
0201489791
ISBN 13
9780201489798
LC Control Number
97048620
OCLC/WorldCat
38218736
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