On Media Violence
This definitive examination of a contemporary social issue asks questions such as: How much media violence is there? What are the meanings conveyed in the way violence is portrayed? What effect does it have on viewers?
Divided into four parts, the book reviews research on media violence; re-examines existing theories of media violence; considers methodological tools used to assess media, and introduces the concept of Lineation Theory, a perspective and new theoretical approach explaining media violence.
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Overview and Introduction
Theories of Media Violence
Effects of Exposure to Media Violence
Violent Content on Television
Schema and Context
Levels of Analysis
The Industrys Perspective
Effects Methodologies and Methods
Content Analysis of Media Violence