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The Resource The mean world syndrome : media violence & the cultivation of fear, a Media Education Foundation production ; written & directed by Jeremy Earp ; produced by Scott Morris ; executive producer, Sut Jhally

The mean world syndrome : media violence & the cultivation of fear, a Media Education Foundation production ; written & directed by Jeremy Earp ; produced by Scott Morris ; executive producer, Sut Jhally

Label
The mean world syndrome : media violence & the cultivation of fear
Title
The mean world syndrome
Title remainder
media violence & the cultivation of fear
Statement of responsibility
a Media Education Foundation production ; written & directed by Jeremy Earp ; produced by Scott Morris ; executive producer, Sut Jhally
Title variation
  • Media Violence & the Cultivation of Fear
  • Media Violence and the Cultivation of Fear
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Film director
Film editor
Film producer
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"For years, debates have raged among scholars, politicians, and concerned parents about the effects of media violence on viewers. Too often these debates have descended into simplistic battles between those who claim that media messages directly cause violence and those who argue that activists exaggerate the impact of media exposure altogether. The Mean World Syndrome, based on the groundbreaking work of media scholar George Gerbner, urges us to think about media effects in more nuanced ways. Ranging from Hollywood movies and prime-time dramas to reality programming and the local news, the film examines how media violence feeds a fear-charged cultural environment that cultivates a heightened state of insecurity, exaggerated perceptions of risk and danger, and an appetite for hard-line and repressive political solutions to social problems. A provocative and accessible introduction to cultivation analysis, media effects research, and the subject of media influence and media violence."--Container
Related
Cataloging source
ELW
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Camera, David Rabinovitz ; edited by Andrew Killoy
Dewey number
  • 303.6
  • 303.6
Intended audience
Viewer discretion advised: contains graphic violence
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles
LC call number
P96.V5
LC item number
M33 2010
PerformerNote
Michael Morgan, George Gerbner ; George Gerbner interviewed by Sut Jhally
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953 April 15-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Earp, Jeremy
  • Morris, Scott
  • Jhally, Sut
  • Gerbner, George
  • Morgan, Michael
  • Rabinovitz, David
  • Killoy, Andrew
  • Media Education Foundation
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence in mass media
  • Terrorism in mass media
  • Risk perception
  • Risk perception
  • Terrorism in mass media
  • Violence in mass media
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The mean world syndrome : media violence & the cultivation of fear, a Media Education Foundation production ; written & directed by Jeremy Earp ; produced by Scott Morris ; executive producer, Sut Jhally
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the work of George Gerbner
  • Originally released as a documentary in 2010
  • Extra features: Media as storytellers: "nothing to tell, but a lot to sell"; A mean world case study: child abductions; Further effects of the mean world syndrome: desensitization and acceleration
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A tidal wave of violence -- It's like the fish in the water -- The mean world syndrome -- Mean people -- The fallout
Control code
502273934
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 51 min.)
Isbn
9781932869385
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
897952001250
Other physical details
sound, color with black & white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)502273934
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 2.0 ; single layer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The mean world syndrome : media violence & the cultivation of fear, a Media Education Foundation production ; written & directed by Jeremy Earp ; produced by Scott Morris ; executive producer, Sut Jhally
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the work of George Gerbner
  • Originally released as a documentary in 2010
  • Extra features: Media as storytellers: "nothing to tell, but a lot to sell"; A mean world case study: child abductions; Further effects of the mean world syndrome: desensitization and acceleration
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A tidal wave of violence -- It's like the fish in the water -- The mean world syndrome -- Mean people -- The fallout
Control code
502273934
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Fullscreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 51 min.)
Isbn
9781932869385
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
897952001250
Other physical details
sound, color with black & white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)502273934
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 2.0 ; single layer
Video recording format
DVD

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