For hard line political solutions to social problems

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for hard-line political solutions to social problems Two-Step Theory of Communication – The process of influence and opinion formation is far more complicated Royal Kent Commission – Felt that cross-ownership would compromise journalism Conglomerate – A business structure that engages in several, usually unrelated business endeavours: for example, moviemaking, gambling casinos, and alcoholic beverages Cross-Ownership – A business structure in which one corporation owns media businesses of different types. For example, a large corporation may own newspaper, magazines, television networks, and radio channels Canada Broadcasting Act – Strengthens Canadian culture through controls on related economic and political institutions Bandwagonism – People changing their views to side with the winner Agenda-Setting – Focusing attention on some issues but not others American Imperialism – A term for globalization used because globalization often spreads American values, beliefs, and lifestyles around the world, largely through American-owned mass media Male Gaze – A particular gendered approach in which the media slant information to conform to and questioned by Suzanna Walters to be male-exclusive or not Cultural Studies Perspective on Media – A viewpoint that focuses on the types of communication to which people are regularly exposed and especially on messages conveying the dominant ideology Appearance Norms – Shared notions about beauty that literally attract us to some people and not to others, whether as friends, mates, or merely media idols Stigma , Failing , Flaw , or Handicap – A brand or mark that brings disgrace Madonna – The depiction of women in the domestic sphere as skillful and dedicated, but emotionally dependent and vulnerable, needing men to provide and bring the emotional chaos under control Whore – The depiction of women in non-domestic, sexualized settings, as temptresses and hunted sex objects, or trophy mates with chiefly decorative value Alternative Media – Channels of communication used by subordinate groups to promote their own messages and points of view Homogenization’s Limitations – Mass media’s homogenization is limited because marketing researchers use the diversity of industrial society to their advantage Captains of Consciousness – A term given to advertisers and market researchers for their influence over consumers Mass Media’s Goal – Sell products by engaging people’s aspirations and fears Original Frustration-Aggression Hypothesis – Frustration leads to aggression when one cannot attain a goal Modified Frustration-Aggression Hypothesis – Frustration leads to aggression if that aggression is socialized Social Recognition – When something is identified as a potential social concern Social Legitimating – When social institutions recognize an issue as a threat to social stability
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