The Resource Connecting social problems and popular culture : why media is not the answer, Karen Sternheimer

Connecting social problems and popular culture : why media is not the answer, Karen Sternheimer

Label
Connecting social problems and popular culture : why media is not the answer
Title
Connecting social problems and popular culture
Title remainder
why media is not the answer
Statement of responsibility
Karen Sternheimer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is violence on the streets caused by violence in video games? Do hip-hop lyrics increase misogynistic and homophobic behavior? Are teens promiscuous because of what they see in movies? Popular culture is an easy answer for many of society's problems, but it is almost always the wrong answer. This innovative book goes beyond the news-grabbing headlines claiming that popular culture is public enemy number one to consider what really causes the social problems we are most concerned about. The sobering fact is that the roots of poverty, child abuse, and unequal public education are much more complicated than the media-made-them-do-it explanations. Karen Sternheimer deftly illustrates how welfare "eform," a two-tiered health care system, and other difficult systemic issues have far more to do with our contemporary social problems than Grand Theft Auto or 50 Cent
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sternheimer, Karen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.M3
LC item number
S75 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Popular culture
  • Mass media and culture
  • Social problems
  • Meios de comunicação de massa,
  • Cultura popular,
  • Problemas sociais,
  • Berichterstattung
  • Jugendkultur
  • Massenmedien
  • Pop-Kultur
  • Soziale Probleme
  • Mass media and culture
  • Mass media
  • Popular culture
  • Social problems
  • United States
Label
Connecting social problems and popular culture : why media is not the answer, Karen Sternheimer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgments -- 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 -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 322 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813344171
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009014007
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)225874930
  • (OCoLC)ocn225874930
Label
Connecting social problems and popular culture : why media is not the answer, Karen Sternheimer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgments -- 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 -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 322 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813344171
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009014007
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)225874930
  • (OCoLC)ocn225874930

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