Violence on Television: Distribution, Form, Context, and Themes

Author:   Barrie Gunter ,  Jackie Harrison ,  Maggie Wykes
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN:  

9780805837193


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 January 2003
Format:   Hardback
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Violence on Television: Distribution, Form, Context, and Themes


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TV violence has long been identified as a significant causal agent in relation to the prevalence of crime and violence in society. Critics have accused the medium of presenting excessive quantities of violence, to the point where it is virtually impossible for viewers to avoid it. This work presents the findings of what is to date the largest British study of violence on TV ever undertaken. One chapter is included to give a comparison of findings from Britain and the USA. The book concludes that it is misleading to accuse all broadcasters of presenting excessive quantities of violence in their schedulaes. This does not deny that problematic portrayals were found. But the most gory, horrific and graphic scenes of violence were generally contained within broadcasts available on a subscription basis or in programmes shown at times when few children were expected to be watching. This factual analaysis proves that broadcasters were meeting their obligations under their national regulatory codes of practice.

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Author:   Barrie Gunter ,  Jackie Harrison ,  Maggie Wykes
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint:   Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.544kg
ISBN:  

9780805837193


ISBN 10:   0805837191
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 January 2003
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Contents: Preface. Violence on Television: The Parameters of Concern. Issues of Measurement and Analysis. Amount and Distribution of Violence on Television. Form of Violence on Television. Motives and Consequences of Violence on Television. Gender and Violence on Television. Children and Violence on Television. Violence in Soaps. News Values and Violence. Violence on Television in Britain and the United States. Violence on Television and Helping the Audience.

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