Media, sex, violence, and drugs in the global village

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001 - History - 293 pages
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Prominent media scholars such as Herbert Schiller have long noted the implications of Western--especially American--cultural influence on peoples of the developing Third World. Media, Sex, Violence, and Drugs in the Global Village provides a multicultural analysis of the impact of globalized Western media, including movies, syndicated radio programs, the Internet, and satellite and cable television programs. Looking specifically at themes of sex, violence, and drugs, an international cast of media scholars offers case studies of countries grappling with the influences of both Western cultural imports and similar local productions.

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Contents

The Paradox of Media Effects
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Figures
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Social Implications of Media Globalization
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YAHYA R. KAMALIPOUR is Professor of Mass Communication and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication and Creative Arts at Purdue University Calument, Hammond, Indiana. He has published at length on media effects, broadcast education, and international communication in popular and professional journals. He is the editor, with Hamid Mowlana, of Mass Media in the Middle East: A Comprehensive Handbook (Greenwood Press, 1994).

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