Most widely held works about George Gerbner
Most widely held works by George Gerbner
Harvesting minds : how TV commercials control kids by Roy F Fox ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,137 libraries worldwide
What happens when kids are held captive to an endless stream of MTV-like television commercials? Armed with a tape recorder, Roy F. Fox, a language and literacy researcher, spent two years interviewing over 200 students in rural Missouri schools. Why? Because more than 8 million students in 40% of America's schools, every day, watch TV commercials as part of Channel One's news broadcast. Students read commercials far more often than they read Romeo and Juliet. These ads now constitute America's only national curriculum. In this ground-breaking study, Fox explores how these commercials affect kids' thinking, language, and behavior. He found that such ads do indeed help shape children into more active consumers. For example, months after a pizza commercial had stopped airing, students reported that one brief scene showed a couple on an airplane. The plane's seats, students noted, were "red with little blue squares that have arrows sticking out of them.".
Mass media policies in changing cultures ( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and Italian and held by 762 libraries worldwide
The Analysis of communication content; developments in scientific theories and computer techniques ( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
To provide a comprehensive account of the present state of content analysis.
The killing screens media and the culture of violence ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
Explores why there is so much violence on television and its effects on viewers. Addresses psychological, political, social, and developmental impacts of growing and living within a cultural environment of pervasive, ritualized violent representation. Suggests new ways of thinking about the negative effects of mass media on society, and discusses what can be done. Questions and ideas are based on the results of a 20-year ongoing study, the Cultural Indicators Project, by Dr. George Gerbner.
Invisible crises : what conglomerate control of media means for America and the world ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 666 libraries worldwide
Hidden from public sight and mind today are invisible crises that threaten our democracy and existence even more than the crises we know about - or think we know about. These invisible crises include the promotion of practices that drug, hurt, poison, and kill thousands every day; cults of violence that desensitize, terrorize, and brutalize; the growing siege mentality of our cities; widening resource gaps and the most glaring inequalities in the industrial world; the costly neglect of vital institutions such as public education and the arts; and media-assisted make-believe image politics corrupting the electorial process. The contributors to this volume - exploring such unattended crises, analyzing why they are hidden, and focusing on the increasing concentration of culture-power that keeps them from view - maintain that a profound general crisis of social vision, public communication, and representative government underlies all of the invisible crises.
Child abuse : an agenda for action ( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 657 libraries worldwide
Communications in the twenty-first century ( Book )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
Triumph of the image : the media's war in the Persian Gulf : a global perspective ( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
Communications technology and social policy; understanding the new "cultural revolution ( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
Violence and terror in the mass media : an annotated bibliography by Nancy Signorielli ( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
World communications, a handbook ( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 libraries worldwide
The electronic storyteller television & the cultivation of values ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
George Gerbner explores the way stories in our culture are told by major media conglomerates on television.
Beyond the Cold War : Soviet and American media images ( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
TV violence & you ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Well-known expert on violence, George Gerbner, analyzes one week of television shows to determine their level of violence. He analyzes the effects on viewers of both blatant violence and subtle violent imagery; violent relationships portrayed between men and women, within the context of the growing incidence of rape; and violence at sports events.
The Global media debate : its rise, fall, and renewal ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
The mean world syndrome media violence & the cultivation of fear ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
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.
The Information gap : how computers and other new communication technologies affect the social distribution of power ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
The Crisis of the cultural environment media & democracy in the 21st century ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Turning to issues of media policy, George Berbner delivers a stinging indictment of the way the so-called "information superhighway" is being constructed. By examining the logic of globalization, he shows the ineffectual nature of our present responses - such as the v-chip - to deal with the urgent crisis of the media. Showing the real uses to which the "information superhighway" will be put by its corporate masters, he urges the citizens of the world to struggle for democratic principles in the cultural environment.
Against the mainstream : the selected works of George Gerbner by George Gerbner ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Violence and terror in the mass media by George Gerbner ( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Child abuse Child welfare China Commercialism in schools Communication Communication, International Communication--International cooperation Communication policy Communication--Social aspects Conference proceedings Content analysis (Communication) Developing countries Documentary films Feature films History Information storage and retrieval systems Intellectual life Intercultural communication Mass media Mass media and culture Mass media and technology Mass media--Ownership Mass media--Political aspects Mass media--Social aspects Nonfiction films Persian Gulf War (1991) Popular culture Power (Social sciences) Press Press coverage Public opinion Public opinion, American Public opinion, Chinese Public opinion, Soviet Sex Soviet Union Storytelling Telecommunication Telecommunication--Social aspects Television advertising and children Television and children Television and families Television broadcasting--Social aspects Television in education Television--Psychological aspects Television--Social aspects Terrorism United States Violence Violence on television
Gerbner, György 1919-2005
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