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.
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