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Title Critical thinking about Sex, love, and romance in the mass media : media literacy applications / edited by Mary-Lou Galician, Debra L. Merskin
Published Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007


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Description xv, 408 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. "Dis-illusioning" as discovery : the research basis and media literacy applications of Dr. FUN's mass media love quiz and Dr. Galician's prescriptions / Mary-Lou Galician -- 2. Cyberdating success stories and the mythic narrative of living "happily-ever-after with the one" / Sharon R. Mazzarella -- 3. Brewing romance : the romantic fantasy theme of the Taster's Choice "couple" advertising campaign / Olaf Werder -- 4. Promoting easy sex without genuine intimacy : Maxim and Cosmopolitan cover lines and cover images / Sammye Johnson -- 5. What's love got to do with it? : Mode readers expose and perpetuate mediated myths of romance / Julie E. Ferris -- 6. Write romance : Zora Neale Hurston's love prescription in Their eyes were watching God / Meta G. Carstarphen -- 7. Interracial love on television : what's taboo still and what's not / Sharon Bramlett-Solomon -- 8. Jennifer Lopez and a Hollywood Latina romance film : mythic motifs in Maid in Manhattan / Diana I. Rios and Xae Alicia Reyes -- 9. Myths of sex, love, and romance of older women in Golden girls / Jo Anna Grant and Heather L. Hundley -- 10. "Love will steer the stars" and other improbable feats : media myths in popular love songs / Anne Bader -- 11. Power, romance, and the "lone male hero" : deciphering the double standard in The Da Vinci code / Christine Scodari and Rhonda Trust -- 12. Gender equity stereotypes or prescriptions? : subtexts of the stairway scenes in the romantic films of Helen Hunt / David Natharius -- 13. Taming Brian : sex, love, and romance in Queer as folk / R. Anthony Slagle and Gust A. Yep -- 14. Myths of romantic conflict in the television situation comedy / Aileen L. S. Buslig and Anthony M. Ocana -- 15. 'Til politics do us part : the political romance in Hollywood cinema / Jeanne Lynn Hall -- 16. "Five total strangers, with nothing in common" : using Galician's seven-step dis-illusioning directions to think critically about The breakfast club / Jennifer Hays -- 17. Cue the lights and music : how cinematic devices contribute to the perpetuation of romantic myths in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin rouge / Amber Hutchins -- 18. Carpe Diem : relational scripts and "seizing the day" in the Hollywood romantic comedy / Laura L. Winn -- 19. Gangster of love? : Tony Soprano's assault on romantic myths / Ron Leone and Wendy Chapman Peek -- 20. Remakes to remember : romantic myths in remade films and their original counterparts / Jennifer J. Asenas -- 21. "Must marry TV" : the role of the heterosexual imaginary in The bachelor / Andrea M. McClanahan -- 22. "Real" love myths and magnified media effects of The bachelorette / Lisa M. Glebatis -- 23. The "reality" of reality television wedding programs / Erika Engstrom -- 24. Unrealistic portrayals of sex, love, and romance in popular wedding films / Kevin A. Johnson -- 25. The agony or the ecstasy? : perceptions of Valentine's Day / Deborah Shelley -- App. Resource guide to sex, love, and romance in the mass media : some additional publications, films, television shows, songs, and Web sites / Debra L. Merskin
Summary Critical Thinking About Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media explores how romantic coupleship is represented in books, magazines, popular music, movies, television, and the Internet within entertainment, advertising, and news/information. This distinctive reader offers diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches on the representation of romantic relationships across the media spectrum. Filling a void in existing media scholarship, this collection explores the media's influence on perceptions and expectations in relationships, including the myths, stereotypes, and prescriptions manifested throughout the press
Notes A companion to Mary-Lou Galician's Sex, love & romance in the mass media. 2004
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Critical thinking -- Study and teaching.
Critical thinking.
Love in mass media -- Social aspects.
Man-woman relationships.
Mass media -- Study and teaching.
Love in mass media.
Media literacy -- Study and teaching.
Media literacy.
Sex in mass media -- Social aspects.
Sex in mass media.
Author Galician, Mary-Lou.
Galician, Mary-Lou. Sex, love & romance in the mass media
Merskin, Debra L.
LC no. 2006299896
ISBN 0805856153
0805856161 (paperback)
9780805856156 (hbk.)
9780805856163 (paperback)