Critical thinking about sex, love, and romance in the mass media

Media literacy applications

Mary Lou Galician, Debra L. Merskin

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Abstract

This distinctive volume explores how romantic coupleship is represented in books, magazines, popular music, movies, television, and the Internet within entertainment, advertising, and news/information. This reader offers diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches on the representation of romantic relationships across the media spectrum. Filling a void in existing media scholarship, this collection explores the media's influence on perceptions and expectations in relationships, including the myths, stereotypes, and prescriptions manifested throughout the press. Featuring fresh voices, as well as the perspectives of seasoned veterans, contributions include quantitative and qualitative studies along with cultural/critical, feminist, and descriptive analyses. This anthology has been developed for use in courses on mass media and society, media studies, and media literacy. In addition to its use in coursework, it is highly relevant for scholars, researchers, and others interested in how the media influence the personal lives of individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates
Number of pages364
ISBN (Print)1410614662, 9781410614667
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 2006

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Media Literacy
Romance
Critical Thinking
Mass Media
Stereotypes
Movies
Media Studies
Personal Life
Romantic Relationships
Anthology
World Wide Web
Popular music
Entertainment
News
Prescription
Reader
Veterans
Quantitative Study
Voids
Descriptive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Critical thinking about sex, love, and romance in the mass media : Media literacy applications. / Galician, Mary Lou; Merskin, Debra L.

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006. 364 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Galician, Mary Lou ; Merskin, Debra L. / Critical thinking about sex, love, and romance in the mass media : Media literacy applications. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006. 364 p.
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