Sex and Violence in the Media

(Third Edition)
Edited by James R. Angelini
©2020, 220 pages

Paperback list price: $ 124.95

Learn about all formats available for adoption

Bookstore Managers: contact to place an order

Customize Sex and Violence in the Media

* Required Fields

Your Customization
Sex and Violence in the Media

In stock


    Sex and Violence in the Media is a unique anthology that examines the effects of sex and violence in a variety of mediated environments. The scholarly articles within this volume bring together the work of noted researchers in the field of mass communication who examine the sexual and violent content of television, film, music, video games, and advertising.

    This anthology begins with a reading that introduces the concept of media literacy, followed by an examination of how sexual and violent content can impact audience members emotionally, particularly children. Additional topics include public perception of homosexual imagery in advertising, media violence and public policy, the impact of music videos on teen sexual attitudes, and the appeal and impact of mediated sports violence.

    The third edition features new readings that examine the constitutionality of applying the FCC’s indecency restriction to cable TV, free speech as it relates to obscenity in media, growing up on a steady diet of television, offensive user behavior in the virtual environments of first-person shooter games, and verbal aggression in professional wrestling.

    Sex and Violence in the Media is an ideal resource for courses in mass communication and media studies.

    James R. Angelini is an associate professor of communication and the director of graduate studies at the University of Delaware. He earned his Ph.D. in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University. His research focuses on the cognitive processing of media messages with emphasis on sports and advertising. Dr. Angelini has published several research articles in journals, including Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Sociology of Sport Journal, Sport in Society, Howard Journal of Communication, and Journal of Language and Social Psychology.
    Formats and Bulk Order Pricing for Confirmed Adoptions

    Publisher Direct Versions — Available through the Cognella Student Store for confirmed adoptions

    Ships Free!
    Publisher Direct Paperback These special, discounted paperback editions are sold exclusively through the Cognella Student Store ( for confirmed adoptions. They are not available through other retailers. The books are printed on demand, do not have an ISBN, and are not intended for resale, which results in savings we pass along to students. Most Publisher Direct Paperbacks also come with free, immediate access to the first 30% of the ebook and FREE shipping.

    Bookstore Pricing (MSRP) — These suggested retail prices include a total projected mark-up of 25%

    Binder Ready/Loose Leaf
    Talk to a rep for ISBN details
    Binder Ready versions have pages that are loose leaf, three-hole punched, and fit into any standard three-ring binder (not included). They are fully typeset, include front and back covers, and are available at a discount compared to standard paperbacks. Contact us for course adoptions; not available for individual purchase.
    $124.95 Paperback
    Standard paperback version. Contact us for course adoptions; also available for individual purchase through national wholesalers and retailers — and from our website directly — see Purchase button above.
    See more options
    Other Formats
    Talk to a rep for details
    Other formats (spiral bind, perforated, etc.) may be available. Contact us for course adoptions; specialty formats are not available for individual purchase.