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Author Galician, Mary-Lou

Title Sex, love, & romance in the mass media : analysis & criticism of unrealistic portrayals & their influence / Mary-Lou Galician
Published Mahwah, N.J. ; London : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 278 pages) : illustrations
Contents DR. FUN'S MASS MEDIA LOVE QUIZ©; A Brief Word About Your Answers; About the Author; CONTENTS AT A GLANCE; CONTENTS; PREFACE: Why I Wrote This Book for You; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: "The Romanticization of Love in the Mass Media"; CHAPTER 1. KEY FOUNDAT1ONAL TERMS & CONCEPTS: What Do They Mean?; CHAPTER 2. IDEALS & ILLUSIONS (UNREALISTIC MODELS): Myths & Stereotypes of Love & Coupleship; CHAPTER 3. DIAGNOSES & DIS-ILLUSIONS (REALISTIC MODELS): Designs for Rational Love & Coupleship; CHAPTER 4. MASS MEDIA NARRATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS: Mass Media Storytelling Approaches, Techniques, & Devices
Summary This 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Love in mass media
Man-woman relationships
Sex in mass media
Love in mass media.
Man-woman relationships.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Sex in mass media.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1135466629