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Media violence

Media violence

Author: David M Haugen; Susan Musser
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2009.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Haugen; Susan Musser
ISBN: 9780737742190 0737742194 9780737742183 0737742186
OCLC Number: 798862107
Description: 232 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
ch. 1. Is media violence a serious problem? --
Chapter preface --
1. Exposure to violence in the media leads to violent behavior / L. Rowell Huesmann and Laramie D. Taylor --
2. The problem of media violence is exaggerated / Henry Jenkins --
3. Video games foster violent behavior / David S. Bickham --
4. Video games have become a scapegoat for violent behavior / Christopher J. Ferguson --
5. Video games are useful educational tools / Lee Wilson --
6. The lack of moral context in violent movies is harmful / James Bowman --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 2. How should media violence be regulated? --
Chapter preface --
1. The government has the power to regulate violence on television / Federal Communications Commission --
2. The government should not regulate violence on television / Laurence H. Tribe --
3. Parents should regulate their children's exposure to violence on television / Adam Thierer --
4. Parents recognize that regulating violence on television is unnecessary / Kerry Howley --
5. The video game ratings system is an effective regulation / Patricia E. Vance --
6. The video game ratings system is an ineffective regulation / Jonathan Harbour --
Periodical bibliography. Ch. 3. What are the effects of violence and suffering in news media reporting? --
Chapter preface --
1. Watching violent news has harmful effects on children / Karen Goldberg Goff --
2. Media reports of violent crime encourage copycat violent acts / Loren Coleman --
3. News media should provide a context for the violence they report / Mortimer B. Zuckerman --
4. Violence in television shows mirrors violence from the news / Clive Thompson --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 4. Is the Internet a new medium for violence? --
Chapter preface --
1. Cyberbullying is worse than physical bullying / Scott Meech --
2. Cyberbullying is not worse than physical bullying / Amanda Lenhart --
3. The Internet encourages amateur fight videos / Paul Farhi --
4. The Internet reduces violent criminal behavior / Steven E. Landsburg --
5. Terrorists are using the Internet to further their violent aims / Gabriel Weimann --
Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series
Responsibility: David M. Haugen and Susan Musser, book editors.


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