Media EffectsA Narrative Perspective
Media Effects
A Narrative Perspective
Does exposure to media violence make us more violent? Do stereotypes in the media affect the way we see different social groups? Do media institutions play any role in social change? 

<i>Media Effects</i> is a concise introduction which studies the ways in which media use affects society. James Shanahan explores how researchers and society became interested in media effects, outlines the important developments in the field, and looks at how research on narrative is playing a progressively important role in revealing what we know. The book also provides a timely interweaving of different perspectives, ranging from concerned and critical voices within media studies to quantitative psychological approaches which tend to be more sceptical about powerful media effects. 

Concise and authoritative, <i>Media Effects</i> is the go-to text for students and scholars getting to grips with this fascinating and important topic.
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  • November 2020
  • 224 pages
  • 138 x 216 mm / 5 x 9 in
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: A Narrative Perspective
Chapter 3: Media and Violence
Chapter 4: Media and Social Representation
Chapter 5: Media Use and Social Control
Chapter 6: “New” Media, New Narratives?
Chapter 7: Conclusion
About the Author
James Shanahan is Dean of the Media School at Indiana University, Bloomington.
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