Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Mass Media and Society

ISBN-10: 0078050413

ISBN-13: 9780078050411

Edition: 12th 2013

Authors: Alison Alexander, Jarice Hanson

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Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed withLearning Outcomes,anIssue Summary,anIntroduction,and anExploring the Issuesection featuringCritical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?,andAdditional Resources.Taking Sidesreaders also offer aTopic Guideand an annotated listing ofInternet Referencesfor further consideration of the issues. An online Instructor’s Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.
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List price: $54.67
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 3/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Correlation Guide
Topic Guide
Media and Social Issues
Are Family Values Shaped by the Mass Media?
YES: Leigh H. Edwards, from "Reality TV and the American Family," in Julie Anne Taddeo and Ken Devorak, eds., The Tube Has Spoken (The University Press of Kentucky, 2010), pp.123-141
NO: Karen Sternheimer, from "Hollywood Doesn't Threaten Family Values," Contexts (2008)
Do Media Unite the Population in Times of Crisis?
YES: Marcia Landy, from "'America Under Attack': Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and History in the Media," in Wheeler Winston Dixon, ed., Film and Television After 9/11 (Southern Illinois University Press 2004), pp. 79-100
NO: Michael Eric Dyson, from "Unnatural Disasters: Race and Poverty," Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster (Basic Books, 2006)
Do Media Distort Representations of Islam and Arab Cultures?
YES: Wajahat AM, Eli Clifton, Matthew Duss, Lee Fang, Scott Keyes, and Faiz Shakir, from "Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America," Center for American Progress (August 2011), selections from 1-152
NO: Gal Beckeman, from "The New Arab Conversation," Columbia Journalism Review (January/February, 2007)
A Question of Content
Do Media Cause Individuals to Develop Negative Body Images?
YES: Shari L. Dworkin and Faye Linda Wachs, from "What Kinds of Subjects and Objects? Gender, Consumer Culture, and Convergence," in Body Panic: Gender, Health, and the Selling of Fitness (New York University, 2009)
NO: Michael P. Levine and Sarah K. Murnen, from "Everybody Knows That Mass Media Are/Are Not [pick one] a Cause of Eating Disorders: A Critical Review of Evidence for a Causal Link Between Media, Negative Body Image, and Disordered Eating in Females," Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology (2009)
Do Video Games Encourage Violent Behavior?
YES: Craig A. Anderson, from "FAQs on Violent Video Games and Other Media Violence," www.CraigAnderson.org
NO: Henry Jenkins, from "Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked," www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/ myths.html
Is Advertising Good for Society?
YES: John E. Calfee, from "How Advertising Informs to Our Benefit," Consumers' Research (April 1998)
NO: Dinyar Godrej, from "How the Ad Industry Pins Us Down," New Internationalist (September 2006)
News and Politics
Does Fake News Mislead the Public?
YES: Julia R. Fox, Glory Koloen, and Volkan Sahin, from "No Joke: A Comparison of Substance in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Broadcast Network Television Coverage of the 2004 Presidential Election Campaign," Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (June 2007)
NO: Barry A. Hollander, from "Late-Night Learning: Do Entertainment Programs Increase Political Campaign Knowledge for Young Viewers?" Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (December 2005)
Will Evolving Forms of Journalism Be an Improvement?
YES: The Economist, from "The People Formerly Known as the Audience," The Economist (vol. 399:8741, pp. 9-12, July 7, 2011)
NO: Alex Jones, from "The Iron Core," in Losing the News (Oxford University Press, 2009)
Do Social Media Encourage Revolution?
YES: Clay Shirky, from "The Political Power of Social Media," Foreign Affairs (vol. 90, p. 1, January/February 2011)
NO: Malcolm Gladwell, from "Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted," The New Yorker (vol. 86, p. 30, October 2010)
Law and Policy
Is Hate Speech in the Media Directly Affecting Our Culture?
YES: Henry A. Giroux, from "Living in a Culture of Cruelty Democracy as Spectacle," Truthout (September 2, 2009)
NO: Georgie Ann Weatherby and Brian Scoggins, from "A Content Analysis of Persuasion Techniques Used on White Supremacist Websites/' Journal of Hate Studies (vol. 4, 2005-2006)
Does Online Communication Compromise the Rights of an Individual When Information Is "Anonymous 1"
YES: Neil Swidey, from "Inside the Mind of the Anonymous Online Poster," Boston.com (June 20, 2010)
NO: Ian Lloyd, from "Privacy, Anonymity and the Internet," Electronic Journal of Comparative Law (vol. 13, no. 1, March 2009)
Do Copyright Laws Protect Ownership of Intellectual Property?
YES: Siva Vaidhyanathan, from "Copyright Jungle," Columbia Journalism Review (September/October 2006)
NO: Stephanie C. Ardito, from "MySpace and YouTube Meet the Copyright Cops," Searcher (May 2007)
Media Business
Did Consolidation of the Music Industry Hurt Music Distribution?
YES: Greg Kot, from Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music (Simon & Schuster, 2009)
NO: Panos Panay, from "Rethinking Music: The Future of Making Money as a Performing Musician," in Rethinking Music: A Briefing Book, http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/sites/cyber.law.harvard.edu/files/ RethinkingJv1usic_Briefing_Book_April-25-2011.pdf
Should Newspapers Shut Down Their Presses?
YES: Clay Shirky, from "Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable," www.shirky.com/weblog/2009/03/newspapers-and-thinking-the-unthinkable/
NO: Paul Farhi, from "A Bright Future for Newspapers," American Journalism Review (June/July 2005)
Do New Business Models Result in Greater Consumer Choice of Products and Ideas?
YES: Chris Anderson, from "The Long Tail: How Technology Is Turning Mass Markets into Millions of Niches," in The Long Tail-Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More (Hyperion, 2006)
NO: Kathryn C. Montgomery, from "Social Marketing in the New Millennium," in Generation Digital: Politics, Commerce, and Childhood in the Age of the Internet (MIT Press, 2007)
Life in the Digital Age
Are Youth Indifferent to News and Politics?
YES: David T. Z. Mindich, from "Journalism and Citizenship: Making the Connection," Nieman Reports (Winter 2008)
NO: Pew Internet & American Life Project, from The Internet and Civic Engagement (September 2009), www.pewinternet.org
Are Online Services Responsible for an Increase in Bullying and Harassment?
YES: Penny A. Leisring, from "Stalking Made Easy: How Information and Communication Technologies Are Influencing the Way People Monitor and Harass One Another," in Sharon Kleinman, ed., The Culture of Efficiency (Peter Lang, 2009)
NO: Amanda Lenhart, from "Cyberbullying and Online Teens," Pew Internet & American Life Project (June 27, 2007)
Are People Better Informed in the Information Society?
YES: Linda A. Jackson, Alexander von Eye, Frank A. Biocca, Gretchen Barbatsis, Yong Zhao, and Hiram E. Fitzgerald, from "Does Home Internet Use Influence the Academic Performance of Low-Income Children?" Developmental Psychology (vol. 42, no. 3, 2006)
NO: Mark Bauerlein, from The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Tarcher/ Penguin, 2008)
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