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September 1999 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This definitive examination of this important social topic 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 covers: a review of research on media violence; re-conceptions of exisiting theories of media violence; addresses the need to rethink the methodological tools used to assess media violence; and introduces the concept of Lineation Theory, a perspective for thinking about media violence and a new theoretical approach explaining it.

 
Overview and Introduction
 
PART ONE: REVIEWING
 
Theories of Media Violence
 
Effects of Exposure to Media Violence
 
Violent Content on Television
 
PART TWO: RECONCEPTUALIZING
 
Violence
 
Schema and Context
 
Levels of Analysis
 
Development
 
Effects
 
Risk
 
The Industry's Perspective
 
PART THREE: RETHINKING METHODOLOGY
 
Effects Methodologies and Methods
 
Content Analysis of Media Violence
 
PART FOUR: LINEATION THEORY
 
Axioms and Dictionary
 
Propositions

"This solid work of scholarship not only reviews existing theories of media violence, including effects of exposure to violence and data on violent television content, but it carefully leads the reader through a 'reconceptualizing' process (including chapters on violence, schema and context, levels of analysis, development, effects, risk and the industry's perspective) and rethinking of effects and content analysis methodology."

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W. James Potter

W. James Potter, professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, holds one PhD in Communication Studies and another in Instructional Technology. He has been teaching media courses for more than two decades in the areas of effects on individuals and society, content narratives, structure and economics of media industries, advertising, journalism, programming, and production. He has served as editor of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media and is the author of many journal articles and books, including the following: Media Effects, The 11 Myths of Media Violence, Becoming a Strategic Thinker: Developing Skills for... More About Author

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