Sex and Violence in the Media

(Second Edition)
Edited by James R. Angelini
Paperback, 192 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63487-831-9 ©2017
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    Sex and Violence in the Media is a unique anthology examining the content and effects of sex and violence in a variety of mediated environments. Scholarly articles in this anthology bring together the work of many noted researchers in the field of mass communication who examine sexual and violent content of television, film, music, video games, and advertising. The articles provide a balanced view of the current state of scholarly research in this area without overly specialized language, making the text accessible to undergraduates of all levels while still providing the scholarly research for graduate students and beyond.

    This anthology sets the stage with an examination of how sexual and violent content can impact audience members emotionally, particularly children. This theme carries on throughout with unique examinations of content including public perceptions of homosexual imagery in advertising, the impact of music videos on teen sexual attitudes, and the appeal and impact of mediated sports violence.
    The Third Edition will be published Summer 2019. ISBN: 978-1-5165-6506-1

    James R. Angelini (Ph.D., Indiana University) is an associate professor of communication at the University of Delaware, where he teaches theories of mass communication, among other courses. His current research interests include the cognitive processing of media messages, focusing on sports and advertising. He has published several research articles in journals, including Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journal of Advertising, Communication Methods & Measures, Communication Quarterly, Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, Journal of Homosexuality, and Journal of Language and Social Psychology.
    Adopting instructors will receive a sample syllabus.