Why we watch : the attractions of violent entertainment / edited by Jeffrey Goldstein

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Subjects: Violence in mass media
Popular culture--United States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, c1998
LC Classification: P
Physical Description: x, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Contributors
Introduction / Jeffrey Goldstein 1
1. The Appeal of Violent Sports / Allen Guttmann 7
2. Death Takes a Holiday, Sort Of / Vicki Goldberg 27
3. Immortal Kombat: War Toys and Violent Video Games / Jeffrey Goldstein 53
4. "Violent Delights" in Children's Literature / Maria Tatar 69
5. Children's Attraction to Violent Television Programming / Joanne Cantor 88
6. "A Test for the Individual Viewer": Bonnie and Clyde's Violent Reception / J. Hoberman 116
7. When Screen Violence Is Not Attractive / Clark McCauley 144
8. The Presence of Violence in Religion / Maurice Bloch 163
9. The Psychology of the Appeal of Portrayals of Violence / Dolf Zillmann 179
10. Why We Watch / Jeffrey Goldstein 212
References 227
Subject Index 255
Name Index 262
Additional Authors: Goldstein, Jeffrey H
Notes: LCCN: 97033066
ISBN: 0195118200 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0195118219 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-253) and indexes
OCLC Number: 37640434
ISBN/ISSN: 0195118200
0195118219