Thursday, June 26, 2008

Acts of violence on television

Book Mark
Media Violence and Aggression: Science and Ideology
Tom Grimes, James A. Anderson and Lori Bergen( http://www.sagepublications.com/)

Shocks of violence

Representations of violence in the media have been found in everything from cartoons to prime-time programmes, commercials, news broadcasts, feature films, and video games, bemoan Tom Grimes, James A. Anderson and Lori Bergen, the authors of Media Violence and Aggression: Science and Ideology. Given the multiple definitions – or lack thereof – of violence, it is not surprising that every aspect of media has been identified as containing some sort of violence, they fret.

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