Savage Pastimes

Savage Pastimes

A Cultural History of Violent Entertainment

Book - 2005 | 1st ed.
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In this cogent and well-researched book, Harold Schechter argues that, unlike the popular conception of the media inciting violence through displaying it, without these outlets of violence in the media a basic human need would not be met and would have to be acted out in much more destructive ways. Schechter demonstrates how violent images saturated the earliest newspaper, how art and disturbing images are not incompatible and how the demoaisation of comic books in the 1950s det up a pattern of equating testosterone fuelled entertainment with aggression.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312282769
Branch Call Number: 303.6 S314
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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