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Author Dill, Karen E.

Title How fantasy becomes reality : seeing through media influence / Karen E. Dill.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  302.23 D58h 2009    ---  Available
Description ix, 306 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-297) and index.
Contents Fantasy and reality: a primer on media and social construction -- Challenges and opportunities of growing up in a media-saturated world -- Media violence: scholarship versus salesmanship -- Seeing through and seeing beyond media visions of race and gender -- Issues in media and social learning: rap music, beauty and domestic violence -- Advertising, consumerism, and health -- Get with the programming: media messages about who you are -- The social psychology of political coverage -- From the passenger's seat to the driver's seat.
Summary It's a common belief that the stories we encounter through mass media--whether in video games, action movies, or political comedy skits on Saturday Night Live--are just entertaining fantasies that have no tangible impact on our everyday lives, attitudes, and choices. Not so, says Karen Dill in this lively and provocative book. As much as we may want to deny it, the images, sounds, and narratives that bombard us daily have ample power to alter our realities.
Subject Mass media -- Social aspects.
Mass media -- Psychological aspects.
Social psychology.
ISBN 9780195372083 (alk. paper)
0195372085 (alk. paper)

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