Critical Thinking About Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media: Media Literacy Applications by Mary-lou GalicianCritical Thinking About Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media: Media Literacy Applications by Mary-lou Galician

Critical Thinking About Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media: Media Literacy Applications

EditorMary-lou Galician, Debra L. Merskin

Paperback | October 19, 2006

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This distinctive volume explores how romantic coupleship is represented in books, magazines, popular music, movies, television, and the Internet within entertainment, advertising, and news/information. This 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. Featuring fresh voices, as well as the perspectives of seasoned veterans, contributions include quantitative and qualitative studies along with cultural/critical, feminist, and descriptive analyses. This anthology has been developed for use in courses on mass media and society, media studies, and media literacy. In addition to its use in coursework, it is highly relevant for scholars, researchers, and others interested in how the media influence the personal lives of individuals.
Title:Critical Thinking About Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media: Media Literacy ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:428 pages, 8.8 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:October 19, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents:Preface.M-L. Galician, “Dis-illusioning” as Discovery: The Research Basis and Media Literacy Applications ofDr. FUN’s Mass Media Love Quiz©andDr. Galician’s Prescriptions©.Part I:Attraction.S.R. Mazzarella,Cyberdating Success Stories and the Mythic Narrative of “Living Happily-Ever-After With The One”.O. Werder,Brewing Romance: The Romantic Fantasy Theme of the Taster’s Choice “Couple” Advertising Campaign.S. Johnson,Promoting Easy Sex Without Genuine Intimacy:MaximandCosmopolitanCover Lines and Cover Images.J.E. Ferris,What’s Love Got to Do With It?ModeReaders Expose and Perpetuate Mediated Myths of Romance.Part II:Hegemony.M.G. CarstarphenWrite Romance: Zora Neale Hurston’s Love Prescription inTheir Eyes Were Watching God.S. Bramlett-Solomon,Interracial Love on Television: What’s Taboo Still and What’s Not.D.I. Rios,X.A. Reyes,Jennifer Lopez and a Hollywood Latina Romance Film: Mythic Motifs inMaid in ManhattanJ.A. Grant, H.L. Hundley,Myths of Sex, Love, and Romance of Older Women inGolden Girls.A. Bader, "Love Will Steer the Stars” and Other Improbable Feats: Media Myths in Popular Love Songs.C. Scodari,R. Trust,Power, Romance, and the “Lone Male Hero”: Deciphering the Double Standard inThe Da Vinci Code.D. Natharius,Gender Equity Stereotypes or Prescriptions? Subtexts of the Stairway Scenes in the Romantic Films of Helen Hunt.Part III:Conflict.R.A. Slagle, G.A. Yep,Taming Brian: Sex, Love, and Romance inQueeras Folk.A.L.S. Buslig, T.M. Ocaña,Myths of Romantic Conflict in the Television Situation Comedy.J.L. Hall,'Til Politics Do Us Part: The Political Romance in Hollywood Cinema.J. Hays,"Five Total Strangers, With Nothing in Common”: Using Galician’s Seven-StepDis-illusioning Directions to Think Critically AboutThe Breakfast Club.A. Hutchins,Cue the Lights and Music: How Cinematic Devices Contribute to the Perpetuation of Romantic Myths in Baz Luhrmann’sMoulin Rouge.L.L. Winn,Carpe Diem: Relational Scripts and “Seizing the Day” in the Hollywood Romantic Comedy.R. Leone, W.C. Peek,Gangster of Love? Tony Soprano’s Assault on Romantic Myths.J.J. Asenas,Remakes to Remember: Romantic Myths in Remade Films and Their Original Counterparts.Part IV:Completion.A.M. McClanahan,“Must Marry TV”: The Role of the Heterosexual Imaginary inThe Bachelor.L.M. Glebatis,“Real” Love Myths and Magnified Media Effects ofThe Bachelorette.E. Engstrom,The “Reality” of Reality Television Wedding Programs.K.A. Johnson, Unrealistic Portrayals of Sex, Love, and Romance in Popular Wedding Films.D. Shelley,The Agony or the Ecstacy? Perceptions of Valentine’s Day. Appendix:D.L. Merskin,Resource Guide to Sex, Love, and Romance in the Mass Media: Some Additional Publications, Films, Television Shows, Songs, and Web Sites.