Provides a collection of essays that covers varying viewpoints on popular culture, discussing such topics as the values promoted by popular culture, TV obscenity and coarseness, and the influence of media violence on viewers' behavior.
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Grade 9 Up-Various essays address the pros and cons of reality TV, violent video games, rap music, professional wrestling, radio vulgarity, etc. Most of the pieces are dated 2003 or later. Many have been taken from Web sites, and only a few bear the citation of a scholarly journal or a newspaper; there is one article taken from Senate testimony. Nevertheless, the writing is clear, the information current, and the content ever present in the social-issues curriculum. Each article is introduced with an explanatory paragraph, biographical blurb, and thought questions. Bibliographies accompany each chapter and the book concludes with a list of organizations to contact.-Joanne K. Cecere, Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley, NY
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Book Description Greenhaven Pr, 2005. LIB. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 202 pages. 8.75x5.75x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0737731052