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Gerbner, George

Works: 142 works in 386 publications in 4 languages and 12,551 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Interviewee, Commentator, Speaker, Other
Classifications: P96.V5, 305.23083
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by George Gerbner
Violence and terror in the mass media an annotated bibliography by Nancy Signorielli( )
9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harvesting minds : how TV commercials control kids by Roy F Fox( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Also, kids "blurred" one type of TV text with another, often mistaking Pepsi ads for public service announcements. Kids "replayed" commercials by repeating or reconstructing an ad in some way - by singing songs, jingles, and catch-phrases; by cheering at sports events (one crowd at a school football game erupted into the Domino's pizza cheer); by creating art projects that mirrored specific commercials, and even by dreaming about commercials (the product, not the dreamer, is the star)
Mass media policies in changing cultures by George Gerbner( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Analysis of communication content; developments in scientific theories and computer techniques by George Gerbner( Book )
24 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To provide a comprehensive account of the present state of content analysis
The killing screens media and the culture of violence by George Gerbner( Visual )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member 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 )
12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member 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 )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Triumph of the image : the media's war in the Persian Gulf : a global perspective ( Book )
9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Communications in the twenty-first century ( Book )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Communications technology and social policy; understanding the new "cultural revolution," by George Gerbner( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mean world syndrome media violence & the cultivation of fear ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member 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. Based on interviews conducted with George Gerbner before his death in 2005, the film urges us to think about media effects in more nuanced ways. In contrast to behaviorist models that see media violence as causing real-world violence, and limited effects models that question the impact of media altogether, Gerbner encourages us to move outside the frame of this debate to consider how the repetitive stories media tell constitute a pervasive cultural environment - a landscape of ritualized, often violent images that have the power to cultivate how we see and understand the world."--Media Education Foundation website
World communications, a handbook ( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The electronic storyteller television & the cultivation of values ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member 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 )
9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Global media debate : its rise, fall, and renewal by George Gerbner( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The crisis of the cultural environment media & democracy in the 21st century ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turning to issues of media policy, George Gerbner 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
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 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
TV violence & you ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member 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
Against the mainstream : the selected works of George Gerbner by George Gerbner( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Violence and terror in the mass media by George Gerbner( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and French and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Gerbner, György
Gerbner György 1919-2005
English (186)
Italian (6)
Dutch (1)
French (1)