ERIC Number: ED407356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Ethnic Diversity: Challenging the Media.
Thoman, Elizabeth, Ed.; Silver, Rosalind, Ed.
Media & Values, n43 p1-24 Spr 1988
This issue of "Media & Values" explores the influence of mass media on the perceptions about cultural pluralism and ethnic diversity in society. The essays present various interpretations of that influence and the implications for the society. Articles include: (1) "Promoting Pluralism" (Joseph Giordano; Irving M. Levine); (2) "Does TV Shape Ethnic Images?" (S. Robert Lichter; Linda S. Lichter); (3) "Covering Conflict: How the News Media Handles Ethnic Controversy" (Ira Rifkin). Articles in "Ethnic Perspectives: An Issue Forum' section include (1) "Bottom Line Still Tops" (Gene Reynolds); (2) "I'll Be Home for Hanukkah" (Rosalind Silver); (3) "Making Waves: Pressure Groups and the Media" (Brian Levine); and (4) "A Century of Abuse" (Allen L. Woll). Articles in the"Reflection/Action" section are (1) "Women: Dose of Reality Spices TV Lives" (Sally Steenland); (2) "Pastoring: Stereotypes Back? It's No Joke" (Peter Paulsen); (3) "Children: Varied Images Teach Lesson in Pluralism" (Judith Myers-Walls); (4) "Social Justice: Daily Habits Stymie Diversity" (Donna Demac); (5) "Minorities: Media Play Role Bridging Cultures" (Carlos Cortes); (6) "Global Scene: World Market is New Reality" (Keval Joseph Kumar) and (7) "Family Life: 'Tossed Salad' Culture Honors Diversity" (Helen H. Graham Burns). (EH)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Relations, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Multicultural Education, Secondary Education, Social Differences, Social Studies, Television Viewing, Values
Center for Media Literacy, 1962 S. Shenandoah, Los Angeles, CA 90034; telephone: 310-559-2944 ($2).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Media Action Research Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: For related items, see SO 028 078-082. Journal subtitle: "A Quarterly Resource for Media Awareness."