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Title Media scandals : morality and desire in the popular culture marketplace / edited by James Lull and Stephen Hinerman
Published Oxford : Polity, 1997


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Description ix,259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents The search for scandal / James Lull and Stephen Hinerman -- Scandal and social theory / John B. Thompson -- "And besides, the wench is dead...", media scandals and the globalization of communication / John Tomlinson -- Anxiety, desire, and conflict in the American racial imagination / Herman Gray -- What a story! / S. Elizabeth Bird -- Character, celebrity, and sexual innuendo in the mass-mediated presidency /Bruce Gronbeck -- (Don't) leave me alone, tabloid narrative and the Michael Jackson child abuse scandal /Stephen Hinerman -- Producing trash, class, and the money shot / Laura Grindstaff -- Apollo undone, the anatomy of sport scandals / David Rowe -- Church, media, and scandal / Paul A. Soukup -- Pushin ̕ it to the limit / Javier Santiago-Lucerna
Summary By exploring how scandals fuel mass media and popular culture, this timely book will stimulate much discussion about this fascinating subject
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Mass media and culture.
Mass media and public opinion.
Mass media -- Influence.
Mass media -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Scandals in mass media.
Popular culture.
Scandals -- Social aspects.
Author Hinerman, Stephen.
Lull, James.
ISBN 0745618855 (cased)
0745618863 (paperback)