The Politics of TV Violence: Policy Uses of Communication Research
SAGE Publications, 1983 M04 1 - 319 páginas
A history of research on the effects of television violence, and how this research was used in policy-making and debate. Rowland describes the interactions of federal bodies, the broadcasting industry, public or citizens' interest groups and the communication research community. He documents the rise of TV violence as an issue. Rowland's history tells us much about social science as part of our cultural rituals of self-examination, and our efforts to alleviate contemporary tension and unease.
`The sheer expanse of the material covered is impressive...Rowland makes an outstanding contribution to the understanding of the dynamics of the debate on violence and television...(He) presents a very thoughtful, well-executed, and de
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Policy Uses of Communication Research Willard D. Rowland. the industry
continues to resist all charges of undesirable effects , arguing that “ expert and
informed opinion now tends to be extremely cautious and reserved in assigning
Three - fourths of this money was to go to behavioral research , the chief topics of
which were to be : a . Original behavioral research on the effects of television . ...
b . Studies of the impact of television advertising on children . c . Studies which ...
To respond to such concerns , the social research offices of the industry fostered
in the university - based research bureaus an academic program of inquiry into
broadcasting effects . In such a setting the effects research program was ...
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