Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media

Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media : Analysis and Criticism of Unrealistic Portrayals and Their Influence, 2nd Edition

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This accessible yet research-based text offers both foundational theories and practical applications of analysis and criticism of mass media portrayals of sex, love, and romance in a wide variety of mass media, from entertainment to advertising to news. The multidisciplinary methodological perspective comes out of a media literacy approach and embraces a variety of traditions along the quantitative-qualitative continuum. Focused on portrayals of male-female coupleship, the book is centered around the 12 major myths and stereotypes of Galician's Dr. FUN!'s Mass Media Love Quiz(c), each of which has a corresponding Dr. Galician Prescription(R) that encapsulates healthy strategies--rarely found in the mass media--to counteract that myth or stereotype. Readers learn how to identify, illustrate, deconstruct, evaluate, and reframe the mass media's mythic and stereotypic portrayals of sex, love, and romance. They also learn how to use their own formal critical evaluations to clarify their own values and--as media consumers or mass communication creators--to share their insights with others. Thus, the learning objectives encompass all three major educational domains: cognitive, affective, and behavioral. Part I of this book covers the five foundations: *myths and stereotypes of love and coupleship; *models of realistic and constructive love and coupleship; *mass media storytelling approaches, techniques, and devices; *research and theories of mass media effects; and *strategies and skills of media literacy. Part II is devoted to exploring the myths and stereotypes identified in the Quiz. Following several brief case studies and a summary of related research and commentary, each chapter focuses on analyses and criticisms of portrayals of sex, love, and romance in the content of news and advertising, as well as entertainment using Galician's Seven-Step Dis-illusioning Directions. Each chapter concludes with a "Dis-illusion Digest." While critical of unrealistic portrayals and the damage they can cause unsuspecting media consumers, Galician--a media literacy advocate--is not anti-media. Rather, her goal is to empower consumers to use these portrayals with more awareness of their possible consequences, to resist adopting them as models for actual behavior, and to consciously reframe them into more realistic, productive scenarios. This unique text is an engaging classroom resource for media literacy, media and relationships, and media and society coursework.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 178 x 254mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1138833916
  • 9781138833913

About Mary-Lou Galician

Dr. Mary-Lou Galician (self-described as "Dr. FUN") is a media literacy advocate and award-winning media researcher, educator, practitioner, and author. She is the Founding Head of the Media Analysis & Criticism concentration in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Arizona State University, and she is frequently cited as a media expert in the national and international scholarly and popular media. She is currently on the editorial board of the IJPC Journal (Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture Project, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California) and on the advisory board of FactCheckED.org.show more

Table of contents

DR. FUN'S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ(c) ABOUT YOUR ANSWERS ABOUT YOUR AUTHOR PREFACE WHAT'S NEW IN THIS EDITION? ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION PART I Foundations of Analysis & Criticism of Sex, Love, & Romance in the Mass Media CHAPTER 1. KEY FOUNDATIONAL TERMS & CONCEPTS What Do They Mean? CHAPTER 2. ILLUSIONS (UNREALISTIC MODELS) Myths & Stereotypes of Sex, Love, & Romance that Ruin Real-life Real-life Relationships CHAPTER 3. DIS-ILLUSIONS (REALISTIC MODELS) Prescriptions (Rxs) for Happier & Healthier Sex, Love, and Romance CHAPTER 4. MASS MEDIA NARRATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS Mass Media Storytelling Approaches, Techniques, & Devices CHAPTER 5. THE INFLUENCE OF THE MASS MEDIA Research & Theories of Mass Media Effects on Individuals & Society CHAPTER 6. STRATEGIES & SKILLS OF MEDIA LITERACY Tools for Media Analysis & Criticism PART II Applications of Analysis & Criticism of Sex, Love, & Romance in the Mass Media CHAPTER 7. DR. FUN'S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ MYTH #1 CHAPTER 8. DR. FUN'S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ MYTH #2 CHAPTER 9. DR. FUN'S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ MYTH #3 CHAPTER 10. DR. FUN'S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ MYTH #4 CHAPTER 11. DR. FUN'S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ MYTH #5 CHAPTER 12. DR. FUN'S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ MYTH #6 CHAPTER 13. DR. FUN'S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ MYTH #7 CHAPTER 14. DR. FUN'S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ MYTH #8 CHAPTER 15. DR. FUN'S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ MYTH #9 CHAPTER 16. DR. FUN'S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ MYTH #10 CHAPTER 17. DR. FUN'S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ MYTH #11 CHAPTER 18. DR. FUN'S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ MYTH #12 EPILOGUE BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEXshow more

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