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Mass shootings : media, myths, and realities / by Schildkraut, Jaclyn.; Elsass, H. Jaymi.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-229) and index.Claims making and agenda setting: How myths become realities -- What is a "mass shooting"? -- A history of public mass shootings -- Mass shootings by the numbers -- The "usual suspects" as causal factors -- Mass shootings around the globe -- Preventing mass shootings -- Mass shootings in a mediated society -- Mass shootings today and beyond.When a mass shooting happens, the media is flooded with headlines and breaking information about the shooters, victims, and acts themselves. What is notably absent are any concrete details to inform news consumers how prevalent these mass shootings really are (or are not, when considering crime statistics as a whole), what are legitimate causes for concern, and how likely an individual is to be involved in such an incident. Instead, these events often are used as catalysts for conversations about larger issues such as gun control and mental health care reform. What critical points are we missing when the media focuses on only what "people want to hear"? This book focuses on the myths purported about these unfortunate events, their victims, and their perpetrators through typical U.S. media coverage as well as evidence-based facts to contradict such narratives. The authors pay primary attention to contemporary shootings in the United States but also discuss events dating back to the 1700's and those occurring internationally. The accessible writing enables readers to gain a more in-depth understanding of the context of mass shootings in the United States and the resulting responses and policies.
Subjects: Mass murder.; Firearms.; Firearms and crime.; Violent crimes.; Murder in mass media.; Violence in mass media.;
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Grand theft childhood : the surprising truth about violent video games and what parents can do / by Kutner, Lawrence.; Olson, Cheryl K.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-246) and index.The big fear -- DeÌjaÌ vu all over again, and again -- Science, nonsense and common sense -- Grand theft childhood? -- Why kids play violent games -- Sex, hate, game addiction and other worries -- I'm from the video game industry and I'm here to help -- All politics is local -- Practical advice for parents.
Subjects: Video games and teenagers.; Violence in mass media.; Youth and violence.;
© 2008., Simon & Schuster,
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Domestic abuse and sexual assault in popular culture / by Finley, Laura L.;
"Using historical and current examples from film, television, literature, advertisements, and music, this book reveals the ways that rape and abuse are typically presented--and misrepresented--and evaluates the impact of these depictions on consumers -- Addresses both positive and negative depictions of domestic abuse and sexual assault from recent popular culture, utilizing examples from film, television, literature, music, advertisements, and more -- Presents information that is ideal for undergraduate courses in gender studies, sociology, and psychology as well as communications and popular culture classes -- Utilizes the most current research on dating and domestic and sexual violence to clearly demonstrate the importance of how these issues and crimes are depicted in popular culture -- Provides a comprehensive appendix of additional resources that directs students in investigating the topic further"--1. Beyond Stupid Sluts and Innocent Children: Describing Victims -- 2. Domestic Terrorists and Strangers in the Bushes: Describing Offenders -- 3. Tornados Meeting Volcanoes and Asking for It: Myths about Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 4. Evil, Ill, or Controlling: Exploring Depictions of Criminological Theory -- 5. Calling the Cops and a Day in Court: Depictions of Criminal Justice Responses -- 6. Getting Over It or Taking Matters into Your Own Hands: Victim and Other Responses -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Films, Documentaries, Popular Books, and Song Lyrics Featuring Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault -- Appendix B: Recommended Resources on Rape, Domestic Violence, and Popular Culture.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Violence in mass media.; Violence in popular culture; Women; Rape in mass media.; Mass media and culture; Crime in popular culture;
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Copycat crime : how media, technology, and digital culture inspire criminal behavior and violence / by Helfgott, Jacqueline B.,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.How media, technology, and digital culture have changed criminal behavior and violence -- How media and technology shape modus operandi and signature elements of criminal behavior -- A copycat effect on criminal behavior: A theory of copycat and media-mediated crime -- Case studies of copycat and media-mediated crime -- Copycat crime in the courts: Implications for civil rights and criminal justice -- From the ethical realm of the real to the aesthetic realm of the hyperreal, to the digital realm of the unreal: What the future holds and what we can do about it."Across her 30-year career in criminology, author Jacqueline Helfgott has watched with fascination and fear as the world has shifted from a place where one-dimensional televised news each evening and newspapers brought or bought each morning provided the only information on crimes and killings. Now, nonstop, instant global news coverage on 24-hour television and the internet enables people to see and replay not only crime, violence, terrorism, and murder coverage provided by journalists in real time, but also Facebook and YouTube feeds filmed by the criminals themselves while perpetrating the crimes. In this riveting text about the consequences of our technical, digital, and cultural changes, Helfgott focuses on how these advances are perpetuating this era's new and more massively deadly acts. The book intertwines vignettes from current events, perpetrator statements, police reports, and current research to show how copycat crimes are linked to media, technology, and our digital culture. Concluding with recommendations to reduce the criminogenic effects of media, technology, and digital culture, this book also includes an appendix listing technology and media-influenced copycat crimes"--
Subjects: Criminal behavior.; Copycat crimes.; Crime and the press.; Violence in mass media.; Mass media and crime.; Information technology;
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Violent video game effects on children and adolescents : theory, research, and public policy / by Anderson, Craig Alan,1952-; Gentile, Douglas A.,1964-; Buckley, Katherine E.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-186) and index.Violent video games : background and content -- Effects of exposure to violent entertainment media -- The general aggression model -- Experimental study of violent video games with elementary school and college students -- Correlational study with high school students -- Longitudinal study with elementary school students -- Risk factor illustrations -- New findings and their implications -- Interpretations and public policy -- Reducing violent video game effects.
Subjects: Video games and children.; Video games and teenagers.; Violence in mass media.; Children and violence.; Youth and violence.; Aggressiveness in children.; Aggressiveness in adolescence.;
© 2007., Oxford University Press,
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Provocateur : images of women and minorities in advertising / by Cortese, Anthony Joseph Paul.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217--232) and index.Representations, multiculturalism, and mass media -- Visual attraction, body display, and advertising -- Gay and lesbian advertising -- Constructed bodies, deconstructing gender : sexism in advertising -- Aggression and violence in mass media -- Symbolic racism in advertising -- Ethnic marketing -- Speed and visual fragments: toward postmodern consciousness.
Subjects: Advertising; Minorities in advertising.; Women in advertising.;
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Digital youth : the role of media in development / by Subrahmanyam, Kaveri.; 1974-;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Adolescents' digital worlds : an introduction -- Connecting online behaviour to adolescent development : a theoretical framework -- Sexuality on the internet : sexual exploration, cybersex, and pornography -- Constructing identity online : identity exploration and self-presentation -- Intimacy and the internet : relationships with friends, romantic partners, and family members -- Digital worlds and doing the right thing : morality, ethics, and civic engagement -- Internet use and well-being : physical and psychological effects -- Technology and health : using the internet for wellness and illness -- When is it too much? Excessive internet use and addictive behavior -- The darker side of the internet : violence, cyber bullying, and victimization -- Promoting positive and safe digital worlds : what parents and teachers can do to empower youth -- Adolescents' digital worlds : conclusions and future steps.
Subjects: Mass media and youth.; Digital media;
© c2011., Springer,
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It's not the media : the truth about pop culture's influence on children / by Sternheimer, Karen.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-256) and index.Who's afraid of the the big bad wolf? ; The flawed logic of media phobia, past and present -- Why Americans choose to fear media ; It's not the media: what really changed childhood -- Why Americans choose to fear youth ; The politics of youth-bashing -- Fear of media violence ; Four fallacies of media-violence effects -- Fear of cartoons ; Role models for bad behavior? -- Fear of video games ; The blamed games -- Fear of music ; Musical murder and misogyny -- Fear of advertising and the young consumer ; How much is that psyche in the window? -- Fear of sex ; Do the media make them do it? -- Fear of the Internet ; Information regulation -- Rethinking fears of media and children ; Media: a sheep in wolf's clothing.
Subjects: Mass media and youth; Popular culture; Internet and children; Children; Children and adults; Teenagers and adults; Mass media and public opinion;
© 2003., Westview Press,
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The Lolita effect : the media sexualization of young girls and what we can do about it / by Durham, Meenakshi Gigi.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Preface -- Introduction: Sexy girls in the media -- 1: How long has this been going on? girls and the myths of sex -- 2: First myth: If you've got it, flaunt it -- 3: Second myth: Anatomy of a sex goddess -- 4: Third myth: Pretty babies -- 5: Fourth myth: Violence is sexy -- 6: Fifth myth: What boys like -- 7: Seducers: understanding myth and spectacle in the media -- 8: Superhighway of sex: girls, media, and sexuality around the world -- 9: Confronting spectacle: strategies for resistance -- Resources -- Notes -- Index.From the Publisher: Pop culture-and the advertising that surrounds it-teaches young girls and boys five myths about sex and sexuality: Girls don't choose boys, boys choose girls-but only sexy girls, There's only one kind of sexy-slender, curvy, white beauty, Girls should work to be that type of sexy, The younger a girl is, the sexier she is, Sexual violence can be hot. Together, these five myths make up the Lolita Effect, the mass media trends that work to undermine girls' self-confidence, that condone female objectification, and that tacitly foster sex crimes. But identifying these myths and breaking them down can help girls learn to recognize progressive and healthy sexuality and protect themselves from degrading media ideas and sexual vulnerability. In The Lolita Effect, Dr. M. Gigi Durham offers breakthrough strategies for empowering girls to make healthy decisions about their own sexuality.
Subjects: Mass media and girls; Girls in popular culture; Self-perception in adolescence.; Sex in mass media.; Girls; Mass media; Popular culture; Parenting.; Meisjes; Massamedia.; Seksualiseren.;
© 2008., Overlook Press,
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A history of violence : from the end of the Middle Ages to the present / by Muchembled, Robert,1944-; Birrell, Jean,translator.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-360) and index.1. What is violence? Is violence innate? -- Violence and manliness -- Semen and blood : a history of honour -- 2. Violence : seven centuries of spectacular decline. The reliability of the crime figures -- Seven centuries of decline -- The 'making' of young men -- 3. The youth festivals of violence (thirteenth to seventeenth centuries). A culture of violence -- Violent festivities and brutal games -- Youth violence -- 4. The urban peace at the end of the Middle Ages. The pacificatory towns -- Controlling the young -- Violence costs dear -- 5. Cain and Medea : homicide and the construction of sexed genders (1500-1650). A judicial revolution -- In pursuit of the ungrateful son : the spread of the blood taboo -- Medea, the guilty mother -- 6. The noble duel and popular revolt : the metamorphoses of violence. The duel, a French exception -- Noble youths sharpen their swords -- Popular violence and the frustrations of youth -- 7. Violence tamed (1650-1960). Murder is forbidden -- The civilizing town -- Violence and changing concepts of honour in the countryside -- 8. Mortal thrills and crime fiction (sixteenth to twentieth centuries). The devil, assuredly: the birth of crime fiction -- From bloodthirsty murderer to well-loved bandit -- Blood and ink -- 9. The return of the gangs: contemporary adolescence and violence. Death in paradise -- Juvenile deliquency -- 'Rebel without a cause' or 'eternal recurrence' -- Is the end of violence possible?Violence is so much in the news today that we may find it hard to believe that it is less prevalent than it was in the past. But this is exactly what the distinguished historian Robert Muchembled argues in this major new work on the history of violence. He shows that brutality and homicide have been in decline since the thirteenth century. The thesis of a "civilizing process", of a gradual taming, even sublimation, of violence, seems, therefore, to be well-founded. How are we to explain this decline in public displays of aggression? What mechanisms have modernizing societies employed to repress and control violence? The increasingly strict social control of unmarried, male adolescents, together with the coercive education imposed on this age group, are central to Muchembled's explanation. Masculine violence gradually disappeared from public space, to become concentrated in the home. Meanwhile, a vast popular literature, precursor of the modern mass media, came to play a cathartic role: the duels of The Three Musketeers and the amazing exploits of Fantomas, as described in the new crime literature invented in the nineteenth century, now helped to purge the violent impulses. -- Book cover.
Subjects: Violence; Violence; Violence; Violence; Nonviolence; Youth and violence.;
© ©2012., Polity,
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