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Ethics and entertainment : essays on media culture and media morality

Author: Howard Good; Sandra L Borden
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2010.
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This collection of 19 essays provides useful guidelines and perspectives for the producers and consumers of entertainment. Topics covered include the contemporary creation of celebrity, the effects of entertainment on children, the hybridization of entertainment and news, author and intellectual property rights, and the role of human dignity in modern media, among many others --Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Good; Sandra L Borden
ISBN: 9780786439096 0786439092
OCLC Number: 432995245
Description: viii, 319 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The ethics of speaking out / Wendy N. Wyatt and Kristie Bunton --
I'm sorry, oh, so sorry: celebrity apologies and public ethics / Nikki Usher and Janel S. Schuh --
Quasars: silent celebrities, ethical implications / Kyle F. Reinson --
Sportainment meets high school sports / Marie Hardin and Thomas F. Corrigan --
The diaper demographic: viewing very young children as an economically viable market / Erin L. Ryan and Keisha L. Hoerrner --
Superbad: a twisted and touching ethical mess of a movie / Joseph C. Harry --
Tall tales: exploring the ethics of storytelling in the age of infotainment / Cynthia M. King and Deni Elliott --
This time it's personal: United 93 and 9/11 docudrama / Steve Lipkin --
Bread and circuits: politics in an entertainment culture / Mike Dillon --
The common morality of interviewers: evaluating moral guidelines of non-journalists / David Charlton --
Cops and reality TV: public service or public menace? / Jack Breslin --
Documentary tradition and the ethics of Michael Moore's Sicko / Sandra L. Borden --
Just a cartoonist: the virtuous journalism of Joe Sacco / Howard Good --
Whose tube is it anyway? / John Chapin --
The cult of celebrity vs. the enlightenment of DIY culture / Bill Reader --
Entertainment and dignity --
Fictionalized torture: Jack Bauer's war on terrorism / K. Maja Krakowiak --
Hillbilly stereotypes and humor: entertaining ourselves at the expense of the other / Elizabeth K. Hansen and Angela F. Cooke-Jackson --
Epistemic freedom, science fiction, and ethical deliberation / Trin Turner and Joshua D. Upson --
Weight watching: the ethics of commodifying appearances for profit / Berrin A. Beasley.
Responsibility: edited by Howard Good and Sandra L. Borden.

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