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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent collection of essays
The first edition of this was good and the second edition is even better. Contains several thoughtful pieces about media effects and, perhaps more importantly, why it is that the media itself seems so keen on the idea that watching violent films is a cause of violent behaviour. The editors have picked a good range of relevant material, although we could live without...
Published on 11 May 2001

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected/was looking for!
I purchased this book as part of my Uni reading list, and found it completly useless for what I required it for. I was looking for facts and statistics, objective arguements on the topic .. however this book seems to be completely the author's own opinions and point of view. Maybe for different circumstances the book would be fine, but definitely didnt help me with my...
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent collection of essays, 11 May 2001
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This review is from: Ill Effects: The Media Violence Debate (Communication and Society) (Paperback)
The first edition of this was good and the second edition is even better. Contains several thoughtful pieces about media effects and, perhaps more importantly, why it is that the media itself seems so keen on the idea that watching violent films is a cause of violent behaviour. The editors have picked a good range of relevant material, although we could live without Martin Barker's paranoid whining about why people attack media studies. (If the discipline is as strong as Barker thinks, then why does he worry so much about people publishing silly articles about it?!). Meanwhile the addition of new chapters by good young academics like Annette Hill and David Gauntlett makes this new edition well worth getting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - a collection of great critical perspectives of the media violence debate, 5 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Ill Effects: The Media Violence Debate (Communication and Society) (Paperback)
Ill Effects provides the counter discourse to the media violence debate. Every time there is a high profile crime involving children, the mentally ill, or any others who are considered easily influenced the news media attribute blame to movies, videogames, tv, music etc. The focus of this book is to provide a starting point to those who are critical of the popular discourse on the effects media violence, despite the decades of research on the effects of media violence being inconclusive and even contradictory the mass news media still instigate moral crusades against certain violent mediums of media.

a few examples...

James Bulger - Childs play 3

Columbine Massacre - Marlyn Manson/DOOM

2011 London Riots - Grand Theft Auto game

Warren LeBlanc - Manhunt game

in all these cases blame has been attributed to some sort of violent media whilst the more likely causes/reasons are largely overlooked by the popular press.

This booked acted as the foundation of my dissertation, it couldn't have been any more useful!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected/was looking for!, 4 Jan 2012
I purchased this book as part of my Uni reading list, and found it completly useless for what I required it for. I was looking for facts and statistics, objective arguements on the topic .. however this book seems to be completely the author's own opinions and point of view. Maybe for different circumstances the book would be fine, but definitely didnt help me with my assignments
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