Making a Monkey Look Good : The Case for Consumer Ethics of Entertainment Media

TitleMaking a Monkey Look Good : The Case for Consumer Ethics of Entertainment Media
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsWeight, AL
JournalTeaching Ethics: The Journal of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Volume11
Issue2
Pagination81-111
Date PublishedSpring 2011
PublisherSociety for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number15444031
Keywordsmedia , MEDIA ETHICS , Media Studies
AbstractThis article argues that media - which circulates information and entertainment alike - plays a key role in defining social reality and therefore has an ethical obligation to consider the possible implications of that social definition of reality. The author shows how the discourse of ethics applies to the sphere of media entertainment, and look at how the melding of information and entertainment as well as the social influence of mass media in general indicates the clear need for a discussion of the individual and social ethics. She ends to showing ow ethics can be applied to modern entertainment settings through case studies that demonstrate the relevance of entertainment ethics, and how these case studies can be used for teaching ethics in popular media courses.
URLhttp://www.uvu.edu/ethics/seac/Weight_Making_a_Monkey_Look_Good_the_Case_for_Consumer_Ethics_of_Entertainment_Media.pdf
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