12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
An excellent collection of essays,
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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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