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Deciding What We Watch Taste, Decency and Media Ethics in the UK and the USA

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ISBN-10: 0198159366

ISBN-13: 9780198159360

Edition: 1999

Authors: Colin Shaw

List price: $38.95
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The recent history of broadcasting on both sides of the Atlantic, characterized by a great increase in the number of services on offer to the public, has been brought about by technological advances and economic pressures. This has inevitably affected traditional forms of content regulation. The book explores the moral basis and history of such regulation as it has until now been applied to major issues of taste and decency. These include the protection of children, obscenity and bad language, offences against religious sensibility, `reality' television, and stereotyping. Deciding What we Watch? considers the different constraints (in the law, cultural customs, and self-regulation)…    
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/10/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638

Colin Don Shaw is a former broadcasting executive with the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority and is a visiting scholar at Duke University, North Carolina

Definitions
Starting Places
Developing Regulation
Taste and Decency
The Particular Case of Children
Sex: After the 1960s
Language: And the Next Fellow
News and Reality-Programmes
Privacy
In the Name of What?
Bibliography
Index