The Case for Television Violence

Academic Duplicity and Cultural Conflict.

by Fowles, Jib

Description

Taking the provocative stand that television violence has been misinterpreted, this book posits that rather than undermining the social order, television supports order by providing a safe outlet for aggressive impulses. Fowles demonstrates that the scientific literature does not support what many believe; asks readers to question their viewing habits; explains that the anti-violence critique is best understood as the key issue in the conflict between high and popular culture; situates the arrival of televised violence within the historical context of the disallowance of traditionally sanctioned targets of aggression.

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: September 1999
  • English
  • 9781452221670 / 0761907904
  • California
  • Primary Price: 33.99 GBP
  • Pages: 176
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Readership: College - higher education
  • Publish State: Published
  • Reference Code: BDZ0001815867