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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resentatives of the broadcasting industry , government , and social science
community and to suggest how these relationships determined much of the
character of communication effects research for the next generation or more .
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He seems to be admitting something of the case for causal relationships , but his
strategy remains one of admission thoroughly laced with qualifications : There
are certainly indications of a causal relationship . ... We have three types of ...
The appropriate research questions " are no longer really asking whether there is
a relationship . " Rather they are “ trying to specify the conditions under which the
relationship is strongest or the conditions under which we can weaken that ...
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