Critical Thinking About Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media: Media Literacy Applications

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Mary-Lou Galician, Debra L. Merskin
Routledge, 10 jul. 2007 - 428 páginas
This distinctive volume explores how romantic coupleship is represented in books, magazines, popular music, movies, television, and the Internet within entertainment, advertising, and news/information. This reader offers diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches on the representation of romantic relationships across the media spectrum.

Filling a void in existing media scholarship, this collection explores the media’s influence on perceptions and expectations in relationships, including the myths, stereotypes, and prescriptions manifested throughout the press. Featuring fresh voices, as well as the perspectives of seasoned veterans, contributions include quantitative and qualitative studies along with cultural/critical, feminist, and descriptive analyses. This anthology has been developed for use in courses on mass media and society, media studies, and media literacy. In addition to its use in coursework, it is highly relevant for scholars, researchers, and others interested in how the media influence the personal lives of individuals.
 

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The Research Basis and Media Literacy Applications of Dr FUNs Mass Media Love Quiz and Dr Galicians Prescriptions
1
I Attraction
19
II Hegemony
76
III Conflict
163
IV Completion
259
Resource Guide to Sex Love and Romance in the Mass Media Some Additional Publications Films Television Shows Songs and Web Sites
334
Author Index
341
Subject Index
352
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