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Media violence : opposing viewpoints

Author: William Dudley
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, 1999.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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A collection of essays that study the opposing views about violence in the media and discuss whether or not it is a serious problem, if the government should restrict it, how society should react to it, and other related topics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Dudley
ISBN: 1565109457 9781565109452 1565109449 9781565109445
OCLC Number: 39042924
Description: 186 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1. Is violence in the media a serious problem? --
Television violence is a serious problem / National Television Violence Study --
The amount of violence on television has been exaggerated / John Leo --
Media violence harms children / Madeline Levine --
Media violence does not harm children / Jon Katz --
Studies have established that media violence causes violence / John P. Murray --
Studies have not established a link between media violence and violence / Jonathan Freedman --
Violent music lyrics can harm children / Frank Palumbo --
Violent music lyrics do not usually cause lasting harm / James K. Fitzpatrick --
Chapter 2. Should the Government restrict media violence? --
Government regulations restricting media violence may be necessary / Helen K. Liebowitz --
Government regulations of media violence is unconstitutional censorship / American Civil Liberties Union --
The V-chip can reduce children's exposure to television violence / Dick Rolfe --
The V-chip is an inadequate safeguard against television violence / Rob Sabey --
V-chip legislation violates the First Amendment / Solveig Bernstein --
V-Chip legislation does not violate the First Amendment / Edward Markey --
Chapter 3. How should society respond to media violence? --
Parents should restrict their children's exposure to media violence / National Crime Prevention Council --
Parents should guide their children's television viewing / Madeline Levine --
Families should attempt to live without television / Chiori Santiago --
Media violence should be treated as a public health problem / American Medical Association --
The media industry should exercise self-restraint / Joseph Lieberman --
Media literacy education can address the problem of media violence / Elizabeth Thoman --
Chapter 4. Does media violence have artistic value? --
Television violence has artistic value / David Link --
Television violence has no artistic value / James Bowman --
Violent motion pictures debase American culture / Robert Dole --
A defense of violent motion pictures / Craig Fischer.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: William Dudley, book editor.

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A collection of essays that study the opposing views about violence in the media and discuss whether or not it is a serious problem, if the government should restrict it, how society should react to it, and other related topics.

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