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Gerbner, George

Works: 147 works in 483 publications in 4 languages and 13,024 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  History  Internet videos  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Short films  Interviews  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Editor, Author, Interviewee, Researcher, Commentator, Other, Speaker, Host
Classifications: P96.V5, 303.6
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Most widely held works by George Gerbner
Harvesting minds : how TV commercials control kids by Roy F Fox( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member 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."
The killing screens : media and the culture of violence by George Gerbner( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In contrast to the relatively simplistic behaviorist model that media violence causes real-world violence, Dr. Gerbner encourages the viewer to think about the psychological, political, social, and developmental impacts of growing up and living within a cultural environment of pervasive, ritualized violent images
Mass media policies in changing cultures by George Gerbner( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Analysis of communication content; developments in scientific theories and computer techniques by George Gerbner( Book )

33 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To provide a comprehensive account of the present state of content analysis
The mean world syndrome : media violence & the cultivation of fear( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 686 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. 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."--Container
Invisible crises : what conglomerate control of media means for America and the world( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 676 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 )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triumph of the image : the media's war in the Persian Gulf : a global perspective by Hamid Mowlana( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- PART ONE IMAGE AND REALITY -- 1 A Third-World War: A Political Economy of the Persian Gulf War and the New World Order -- 2 Manipulating Hearts and Minds -- 3 Roots of War: The Long Road of Intervention -- 4 The Media and the War: What War? -- PART TWO MANY NATIONS, ONE IMAGE -- 5 The New World Odour: The Indian Experience -- 6 The State, the Malaysian Press, and the War in West Asia -- A Sense of Kenbei in Japan -- Japanese Position in the War and Regional Issues -- Japanese Media and the War -- 7 The War Close to Home: The Turkish Media -- 8 The Iranian Press and the Persian Gulf War: The Impact of Western News Agencies, -- Western Media: Guilty Until Proved Innocent -- 9 War Reporting: Collateral Damage in the European Theater -- 10 Ruling by Pooling -- 11 Innovations of Moral Policy -- 12 Truth: The First Victim of War? -- 13 Public Opinion and Media War Coverage in Britain -- A Soviet Snapshot -- Coverage of the Gulf War by the Spanish and Catalonian Media -- The War as Telenovela -- 14 A Sampling of Editorial Responses from the Middle Eastern Press on the Persian Gulf Crisis -- PART THREE COMING BACK TO REALITY -- 15 Twisting the U.N. Charter to U.S. Ends -- 16 CNN: Elites Talking to Elites -- 17 Exterminating Angels: Morality, Violence, and Technology in the Gulf War -- Back to the Future -- 18 More Viewing, Less Knowledge -- Joysticks, Manhood, and George Bush's Horse -- 19 Clusters of Reality Bombed into Bold Relief -- Dangers of the Cultural Invasion? -- 20 Persian Gulf War, the Movie -- About the Book -- About the Editors and Contributors
Communications in the twenty-first century( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conference papers from a symposium held at the Philip Morris Manufacting Center, Richmond, Virginia, Spring 1981
Communications technology and social policy; understanding the new "cultural revolution," by George Gerbner( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The electronic storyteller : television & the cultivation of values by George Gerbner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Gerbner explores the way stories in our culture are told by major media conglomerates on television
Violence and terror in the mass media : an annotated bibliography by Nancy Signorielli( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World communications, a handbook by George Gerbner( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 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 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. George Gerbner delivers a stinging indictment of the way the information superhighway is being constructed. He shows the ineffectual nature of our present responses to the urgent crisis of the media. He urges the citizens of the world to struggle for democratic principles in the cultural environment
Beyond the Cold War : Soviet and American media images( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Global media debate : its rise, fall, and renewal by George Gerbner( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Information gap : how computers and other new communication technologies affect the social distribution of power( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the mainstream : the selected works of George Gerbner by George Gerbner( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TV violence and you( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-known expert on violence, George Gerbner, analyzes one week of television shows to determine their level of violence. The effects on viewers of both blatant violence and subtle violent imagery are analyzed. We see how the disproportionate violence shown on the news makes viewers perceive their environment as more violent than it actually is. Violence in cartoons, which never appears to have consequences, is shown to hinder a child's ability to assess whether or not actions are potentially damaging. The putdown, frequently seen in sitcoms, is also discussed as damaging to viewers because the violence that can result from such goading is rarely portrayed in the show. Violent relationships portrayed between men and women are analyzed within the context of the growing incidence of rape. Violence at sports events is also discussed
Violence and terror in the mass media by George Gerbner( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and French and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Invisible crises : what conglomerate control of media means for America and the world
Alternative Names
George Gerbner americký spisovatel a sociolog

George Gerbner Amerikaans schrijver (1919-2005)

George Gerbner US-amerikanischer Kommunikationswissenschaftler und Dichter


Gerbner, György

Gerbner György 1919-2005

Джордж Гербнер

ג'ורג' גרבנר

جرج گربنر

جورج جربنر


English (249)

Italian (7)

French (1)

Dutch (1)

Invisible crises : what conglomerate control of media means for America and the worldTriumph of the image : the media's war in the Persian Gulf : a global perspectiveViolence and terror in the mass media : an annotated bibliographyThe Global media debate : its rise, fall, and renewalAgainst the mainstream : the selected works of George GerbnerViolence and terror in the mass media