Taking Media Entertainment Seriously

Taking Media Entertainment Seriously Sex Roles (2010) 63:439–441 DOI 10.1007/s11199-010-9784-4 BOOK REVIEW How Fantasy Becomes Reality: Seeing Through Media Influence. By Karen E. Dill, Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press, 2009. 306 pp. $27.95, (hardback). ISBN 978-0-19-537208-3 Erica Scharrer Published online: 22 April 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010 Social scientists frequently use the term “saturation” to such attention, whether and how we’re influenced—is a describe the role of the media in the lives of people young topic of much interest and importance in the academy and and old (Comstock and Scharrer 2007; Roberts and Foehr beyond. Particularly fruitful is the burgeoning field of 2004; Strasburger and Wilson 2002). In fact, we use that media psychology, in which social, developmental, and phrase so often, in the opinion of this reviewer, it begins to clinical psychological perspectives come together with lose its significance. Recent estimates from a randomly communication and media studies research to address these selected national sample show that children and adolescents critical issues. It is largely at this intersection that Karen E. in the United States spend just over seven and a half hours Dill’s How Fantasy Becomes Reality: Seeing through per day—nearly 53 hours a week—with television, recorded Media Influence book http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Taking Media Entertainment Seriously

Sex Roles , Volume 63 (6) – Apr 22, 2010

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