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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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Contents "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 -- PART I. ATTRACTION -- Cyberdating success stories and the mythic narrative of living "happily-ever-after with the one" / Sharon R. Mazzarella -- Brewing romance: the romantic fantasy theme of the Taster's Choice "couple" advertising campaign / Olaf Werder -- Promoting easy sex without genuine intimacy: Maxim and Cosmopolitan cover lines and cover images / Sammye Johnson -- What's love got to do with it? Mode readers expose and perpetuate mediated myths of romance / Julie E. Ferris -- PART II. HEGEMONY -- Write romance: Zora Neale Hurston's love prescription in Their eyes were watching God / Meta G. Carstarphen -- Interracial love on television: what's taboo still and what's not / Sharon Bramlett-Solomon -- Jennifer Lopez and a Hollywood Latina romance film: mythic motifs in Maid in Manhattan / Diana I. Rios, Xae Alicia Reyes -- Myths of sex, love, and romance of older women in Golden Girls / Jo Anna Grant, Heather L. Hundley -- "Love will steer the stars" and other improbable feats: media myths in popular love songs / Anne Bader -- Power, romance, and the "lone male hero": deciphering the double standard in The Da Vinci Code / Christine Scodari, Rhonda Trust -- Gender equity stereotypes or prescriptions? Subtexts of the stairway scenes in the romantic films of Helen Hunt / David Natharius -- PART III. CONFLICT -- Taming Brian: sex, love, and romance in Queer as Folk / R. Anthony Slagle, Gust A. Yep -- Myths of romantic conflict in the television situation comedy / Aileen L.S. Buslig, Anthony M. Ocaña -- 'Til politics do us part: the political romance in Hollywood cinema / Jeanne Lynn Hall -- "Five total strangers, with nothing in common": using Galician's seven-step dis-illusioning directions to think critically about The Breakfast Club / Jennifer Hays -- Cue the lights and music: how cinematic devices contribute to the perpetuation of romantic myths in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge / Amber Hutchins -- Carpe Diem: relational scripts and "seizing the day" in the Hollywood romantic comedy / Laura L. Winn -- Gangster of love? Tony Soprano's assault on romantic myths / Ron Leone, Wendy Chapman Peek -- Remakes to remember: romantic myths in remade films and their original counterparts / Jennifer J. Asenas -- PART IV. COMPLETION -- "Must marry TV": the role of the heterosexual imaginary in The Bachelor / Andrea M. McClanahan -- "Real" love myths and magnified media effects of The Bachelorette / Lisa M. Glebatis -- The "Reality" of reality television wedding programs / Erika Engstrom -- Unrealistic potrayals of sex, love, and romance in popular wedding films / Kevin A. Johnson -- The agony or the ecstacy? Perceptions of Valentine's Day / Deborah Shelley -- Appendix: Resource guide to Sex, love, and romance in the mass media: some additional publications, films, television shows, songs, and web sites / Debra L. Merskin
Notes A companion to Mary-Lou Galician's Sex, love & romance in the mass media. 2004
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Critical thinking.
Love in mass media.
Man-woman relationships.
Media literacy.
Sex in mass media.
Form Electronic book
Author Galician, Mary-Lou.
Galician, Mary-Lou. Sex, love & romance in the mass media
Merskin, Debra L.
ISBN 1135250480 (electronic bk.)
1410614662 (electronic bk.)
9781135250485 (electronic bk.)
9781410614667 (electronic bk.)