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Everything you need to know about media violence
Edgar, Kathleen J.
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Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, [2000]

Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations, ; 25 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.8 1.0 24307.
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P96.V5 E44 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-The debate over whether violence in the media encourages similar behavior in society is not new, and this volume suggests that media violence is indeed mirrored in today's world. Edgar explores its use in film, television, radio, music, and the Internet. The section on movies covers cartoons, horror, and martial-arts films. Soap operas, talk shows, the news, and sports are discussed in relation to television. Explanations of ratings systems are given. The author clearly believes that the media instills violent behavior in people, but she supports this view with only a few studies. She states, "Money drives the media," and is particularly harsh in her criticism of the news, including alleged media distortion of the facts and "irresponsible reporting." The black-and-white photographs are of poor quality and a few look as if they were taken in someone's basement. Students would be better served by Carol Wekesser's Violence in the Media (Greenhaven, 1995), which cites both pro and con arguments.-Kristen Oravec, Woodridge Middle School, Peninsula, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.