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The Resource The mean world syndrome : media violence & the cultivation of fear, a Media Education Foundation production ; written & directed by Jeremy Earp ; produced by Scott Morris ; executive producer, Sut Jhally

The mean world syndrome : media violence & the cultivation of fear, a Media Education Foundation production ; written & directed by Jeremy Earp ; produced by Scott Morris ; executive producer, Sut Jhally

Label
The mean world syndrome : media violence & the cultivation of fear
Title
The mean world syndrome
Title remainder
media violence & the cultivation of fear
Statement of responsibility
a Media Education Foundation production ; written & directed by Jeremy Earp ; produced by Scott Morris ; executive producer, Sut Jhally
Title variation
Media violence & the cultivation of fear
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Interviewee
Interviewer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
For years, debates have raged among scholars, politicians, and concerned parents about the effects of media violence on viewers. Too often these debates have descended into simplistic battles between those who claim that media messages directly cause violence and those who argue that activists exaggerate the impact of media exposure altogether. The Mean World Syndrome, based on the groundbreaking work of media scholar George Gerbner, urges us to think about media effects in more nuanced ways. Ranging from Hollywood movies and prime-time dramas to reality programming and the local news, the film examines how media violence feeds a fear-charged cultural environment that cultivates a heightened state of insecurity, exaggerated perceptions of risk and danger, and an appetite for hard-line and repressive political solutions to social problems. A provocative and accessible introduction to cultivation analysis, media effects research, and the subject of media influence and media violence
Cataloging source
ELW
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Edited by Andrew Killoy ; co-producers, Loretta Alper, Andrew Killoy, Jason Young ; camera, David Rabinovitz
Dewey number
  • 303.6
  • 303.6
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles
LC call number
P96.V5
LC item number
M33 2010
PerformerNote
Michael Morgan, George Gerbner ; George Gerbner interviewed by Sut Jhally
Runtime
75
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The mean world syndrome : media violence & the cultivation of fear, a Media Education Foundation production ; written & directed by Jeremy Earp ; produced by Scott Morris ; executive producer, Sut Jhally
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the work of George Gerbner
  • Extra features: Media as storytellers: "nothing to tell, but a lot to sell"; A mean world case study: child abductions; Further effects of the mean world syndrome: desensitization and acceleration
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Introduction -- A tidal wave of violence -- It's like the fish in the water -- The mean world syndrome -- Mean people -- The fallout
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 75 min.)
Isbn
9781932869385
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
897952001250
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocn502273934
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The mean world syndrome : media violence & the cultivation of fear, a Media Education Foundation production ; written & directed by Jeremy Earp ; produced by Scott Morris ; executive producer, Sut Jhally
Publication
Note
  • Based on the work of George Gerbner
  • Extra features: Media as storytellers: "nothing to tell, but a lot to sell"; A mean world case study: child abductions; Further effects of the mean world syndrome: desensitization and acceleration
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Introduction -- A tidal wave of violence -- It's like the fish in the water -- The mean world syndrome -- Mean people -- The fallout
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 75 min.)
Isbn
9781932869385
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
897952001250
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocn502273934
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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