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Sociology 1021E Lecture Notes - Noam Chomsky, Time Warner, Vivendi


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC 1021E
Professor
Kim Luton

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Political Economy of Media
Basic concern - the relationship between mass media and the distribution of power in
society
General finding: media functions to preserve the interests of privileged groups in society
Media Alert
Internet Predators
• Barry Glassner
TV / Newspapers
Function: alert parents and children to threat of sexual abuse
pedophiles do exist and do abuse children, and some DO prowl the internet
Media Alert
AGE % WHO VISIT CHAT ROOMS
9-10 33%
11-12 56%
13-14 75%
15-17 72%
AGE % who visit adult chat rooms:
9-10 26%
11-12 37%
13-14 54%
15-17 60%
Myth vs. Reality
•What
single factor
most puts a young child at risk of being sexually abused by an adult?
Fact: Children in poor families are the children most at risk of being abused
Most children who are abused are abused by a family member inside the home
Protect Children
• Why????
Links: poverty ~ family breakdown ~ child abuse
Appearance
of concern
Structural arrangements
Other 2 groups:
• Catholic priests
•Gay males
Female rape victims Glassner
Rohypnol – roofies
GHB – easy lay
Ketamine – kit kat
Medical Research
• Sample- 1,033
•Results:
•1/3
•2/3
•½ of 1%
Have you or a friend ingested a date rape drug?
1. Yes
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