Sternheimer, Karen.

Connecting social problems and popular culture : why media is not the answer / Karen Sternheimer. - 2nd ed. - Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, c2013. - xii, 308 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Summer 2013 Selected Accessions List -- Social Conditions

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Media phobia : why blaming pop culture for social problems is a problem -- Is popular culture really ruining childhood? -- Does social networking kill? Cyberbullying, homophobia, and suicide -- What's dumbing down America : media zombies or educational disparities? -- From screen to crime scene : media violence and real violence -- Pop culture promiscuity : sexualized images and reality -- Changing families : as seen on TV? -- Media health hazards? Beauty image, obesity, and eating disorders -- Does pop culture promote smoking, toking, and drinking? -- Consumption and materialism : a new generation of greed? -- Beyond popular culture : why inequality is the problem.

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Mass media--Moral and ethical aspects--United States.
Popular culture--Moral and ethical aspects--United States.
Mass media and culture--United States.
Social problems--United States.

302.2301 S839

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