Essay - The Effects of Media on Culture Research Proposal Objective the...

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***** objective of this work is to write a rese*****rch proposal relating ***** the effects ***** media on culture.


***** effect of ***** on ***** is well documented in the literature reviewed in this research *****. Media in advertis*****g affects purchases, choices of styles in clothing, ***** in music and ***** fact affects a plethor***** of areas within a culture including the commission ***** violent crimes.


Questions that ***** research intends to seek the answer to are the questions as follows:

Do you allow violence in the video-games or television view*****g of your household?

Have you or any family member committed a violent crime?

Who m*****kes the media viewing decisions in *****r household?

Are you swayed by the wishes of other household *****s ***** if so what are their ages?


***** proposed methodology ***** this study is one of a qualitative nature through use ***** the ***** instruments a pre-formed survey/questionn*****ire ***** be given in a semi-structured *****terview.


***** proposed timeline for th***** survey is a period of six weeks during which randomly selected *****s will be interviewed.


After having reviewed *****e literature in the following Annotated Bibliography it ***** the opinion of this researcher ***** a *****tter understanding of the influence ***** media on the culture can be understood through the proposed research ***** stated. Further ***** brief study concludes that media affects on culture are both positive and negative.

Annotated Bibliography

*****. Pope, V. (2002) What Do We Mean by 'Mass Media' ***** 'Modern Culture' Online available at

***** in this ***** is that in the ***** of media al***** studied ***** "how we def*****e out own sense of who and what we are..." Stated as well is that "Since the mid 19th century, we have come to live not only in a situated *****, but in a culture of **********. The press, film and cinema, television ***** radio and more recently the Internet, have developed to supply larger scale means of public communication." This work states ***** there are there major areas of concern which are those of: (1) Mass media has a political and a persuasive power over us. Radio, T*****, the press and film ***** manipulate whole societies. Political propaganda, advertising and the so-called 'mind-bending' ***** of the media ***** long-st*****ing ca*****es of debate and concern; (2) Since ***** 19th century ***** ***** been a mistrust of ***** 'popular culture', which is thought to debase or degrade cultural traditions and st*****ards. The ongoing ***** about the future of public service broadcasting in Britain in the 1990's is an example of this. ***** exactly is 'quality' and ***** value in broadcast output? (3) ***** most contentious issue concerns the ***** ***** the mass media on social behavi*****, in particular violence and delinquency. The media ***** regularly been accused of 'causing' outbreaks ***** unrest in society."

2. Computer Games - Violence ***** Media Effects *****ory (2006) Encyclopedia of New Media


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