Taking Sides: Clashing views on controversial issues in mass media and society

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Alison Alexander, Jarice Hanson
McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2003 - Performing Arts - 408 pages
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This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in mass media. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading scholars and media commentators, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework. Taking Sides actively develops critical thinking skills by requiring students to analyze opposing viewpoints and reach considered judgments.

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