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.