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Why We Watch

The Attractions of Violent Entertainment

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Description

America is fascinated by violence - where it comes from in ourselves, how it spreads through society and what effect it has on the next generation. This collection of essays examines numerous facets of violence in contemporary American culture, ranging across literature, film, philosophy, religion, fairy tales, children's play, photojournalism and sports. In particular, "Why We Watch" offers a careful look at why we are drawn to depictions of violence and why there is a market for violent entertainment. The book is intended for students, scholars and general readers in media studies, cultural studies, psychology, and social behaviour.

Author Biography

Professor Jeffrey Goldstein teaches in the Department of Mass Communication and the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. A well-known consultant on children and media, he is the author of Psychology: An Introduction (1997), Toys, Play, and Child Development (1994), Aggression and Crimes of Violence (Oxford, 1986), and Sports Violence (1983).
Release date Australia
June 1st, 1998
Contributor
Edited by Jeffrey Goldstein
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
11 halftones
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
280
Dimensions
155x234x19
ISBN-13
9780195118216
Product ID
1808913

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