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Harm and Offence in Media Content : A Review of the Evidence - Andrea Millwood Hargrave

Harm and Offence in Media Content

A Review of the Evidence


Published: 1st March 2009
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Children and teenagers are often the first to adopt new media technologies, and parents and policy makers continue to be concerned about the widespread use of diverse media and its potential effects on young people. Harm and Offence in Media Content presents a significant and comprehensive analysis of the benefits and dangers posed by both established and emergent technologies. Newly updated, this balanced, critical account examines all media, including interactive games, social networking and mobile phones. Many examples specifically focus on the United States, noting the ways in which young people are using new technologies and the partnerships this has given rise to between state governments, media regulators and Internet service providers. This informative guide to a controversial field of study will be a useful resource for scholars in media, communication, psychology, sociology and education.

'As a lecturer in media studies, I have found Hargrave and Livingstone's work a useful resource for lecture-preparation, tutorial topics and further reading for students pursuing projects in media effects. As a researcher with a special interest in the impact of media on health (both the physical impact of using media channels and the attitudinal and behavioural impact of consuming media messages), I have found this work a useful portal to media effects research, particularly the impact of media on obesity. This review offers a wide-ranging introduction to research investigating how media content influences audiences (and the limits of these findings), a link to scholars active in this field and an excellent grounding for thinking about media and society. For new scholars, this work happens to provide a helpful introduction to a variety of approaches to media studies, particularly research into media effects. ' - Catriona Bonfiglioli, Discourse & Communication

Prefacep. 7
Executive Summaryp. 11
The Policy Contextp. 25
Researching Media Effectsp. 41
Televisionp. 53
Film, Video and DVDp. 113
Electronic Gamesp. 131
Internetp. 149
Telephonyp. 185
Radio and Musicp. 195
Printp. 205
Advertisingp. 213
Regulation in the Homep. 223
Conclusionsp. 243
Annex I Methodological Considerations in Researching Harm and Offencep. 263
Annex II The Legal Framework of English Law Regulating Media Contentp. 273
Bibliographyp. 295
Indexp. 331
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ISBN: 9781841502380
ISBN-10: 1841502383
Audience: Professional
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 1st March 2009
Publisher: Intellect
Country of Publication: GB
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised, Update