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Author Sternheimer, Karen.

Title Connecting social problems and popular culture : why media is not the answer / Karen Sternheimer.

Published Boulder, CO : Westview Press, [2010]
©2010

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 UniM Bail  302.23 STER    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 322 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. Media Phobia: Why Blaming Popular Culture for Causing Social Problems Is a Problem -- Media Phobia #1: Popular Culture Is Dumbing Down America -- Media Phobia #2: Popular Culture Is Ruining Childhood -- Media Phobia #3: Media Violence Causes Real Violence -- Media Phobia #4: Popular Culture Promotes Teen Sex -- Media Phobia #5: Popular Culture Promotes Teen Pregnancy and Single Parenthood -- Media Phobia #6: Popular Culture Makes Kids More Materialistic Than Ever -- Media Phobia #7: Popular Culture May Be Hazardous to Your Health -- Media Phobia #8: Popular Culture Promotes Substance Abuse -- Media Phobia #9: Rap Music Promotes Misogyny, Homophobia, and Racism -- Conclusion: Understanding Social Problems Beyond Popular Culture: Why Inequality Matters.
Subject Mass media -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Popular culture -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Mass media and culture -- United States.
Social problems -- United States.
ISBN 9780813344171 (alk. paper)
0813344174 (alk. paper)