ISBN13:978-0765603371 ISBN10: 0765603373 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0765603364 ISBN10: 0765603365
Summary: Do average Americans believe that what is portrayed on TV is more "real" than their own experience? This eye-opening book analyzes the kinds of messages about race, class, gender, and sexual orientation that are being conveyed in the entertainment media. The author examines the homogeneous images, characters, and themes that are offered on prime time television and in popular film and music, and their potential impact on the audience. She uses three main te
chniques -- reconstructing knowledge; personal experience; and entertainment assessment theory -- to illustrate media's view of the world and show how media stereotypes reinforce this view.
Summary: Do average Americans believe that what is portrayed on TV is more "real" than their own experience? This eye-opening book analyzes the kinds of messages about race, class, gender, and sexual orientation that are being conveyed in the entertainment media. The author examines the homogeneous images, characters, and themes that are offered on prime time television and in popular film and music, and their potential impact on the audience. She uses three main techniques -- reconstructing knowledge; personal experience; and entertainment assessment theory -- to illustrate media's view of the world and show how media stereotypes reinforce this view. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:00 Cover: Paperback Publisher:M.E. Sharpe, Inc. Published: 09/12/2000 International: No
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Chapter 1: The Connections: Life, Knowledge, and Media Chapter 2: Gender: In Pink and Blue and Vivid Color Chapter 3: Is the United States a Classless Society? Chapter 4: Racing in America--Fact or Fiction? Chapter 5: Stories of Race in Popular Culture Chapter 6: Sexual Orientation and the Fabrication of "Normal"
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