1. Can you help me determine the role of individual responsibility and accountability in regards to television shows being the main contributor to creating violence in American popular culture?
2. Is there an ethical approach to the consumption of (television shows) popular culture that can minimize negative consequences?
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1. Can you help me determine the role of individual responsibility and accountability in regards to television shows being the main contributor to creating violence in American popular culture.
First, this question is dealing with the consequences of popular culture on the consumption of television programs, especially in regards to violence programs. In order for consumers to take responsibility and accountability for television of violence content is to understand the relationship between watching violence on television and violence in American popular culture. One way to determine the extent of this relationships linking television violence with creating violence in American popular culture is to do a research study or you can research other people's work to see what they have found. There is actually a mixed review. However, there is some evidence that links violence on television to increased violence in the American culture, especially in youth. This relationship is both ways. As popular culture promotes violence trends through the media, such as violence in televisions shows, this then promotes increased violence in American culture, which is then reflected in television programs e.g., investigator reports that reenact murders, movies based on real life murder cases, etc.
Consumer trends of consumption of television violence affects personal decision-making through advertising and these trends enter the consumer's consciousness, which are then acted out through the types of television programs the consumer watches and accepts as normal e.g. high violence content without giving much thought to the negative consequences, especially on their children.
(B) So, what is the role of individual responsibility and accountability in regards to ...
Discusses aspects of responsible consumption of popular culture i.e. television shows, including an ethical approach to lessen the consequences. References are provided in APA format.
Write an 800 word critical essay on "We're Spendthrift Environmentalists"
Include the following four elements:
Introduction: Identify the title, author, and context of the essay you are critically evaluating. Summarize very briefly the writer's basic position and state in general terms your overall evaluation of the argument.
Argument summary: Standardize the writer's argument using the five step method presented in Chapter 7 (or, if your instructor prefers, summarize the argument in paragraph form).
Critical evaluation: Evaluate the argument; that is, say whether you think the argument is a good, convincing argument and give reasons to support your view.
You may ?nd it helpful to keep in mind the following general guidelines on evaluating arguments, discussed earlier in this chapter:
Are the premises true? (Note: You may need to do some research to make an informed judgment on this issue.)
Is the reasoning good? Is the argument deductively valid or inductively strong?
Does the arguer commit any logical fallacies?
Does the writer express his or her points clearly and precisely?
Are the arguer's claims logically consistent?
Is the argument complete? Is all relevant evidence taken into account?
Is the argument fair? Is the arguer fair in his or her presentation of the evidence and treatment of opposing arguments and views? Conclusion: Brieï¬?y restate the key points of your critical response to reinforce them in the reader's mind. If possible, end with a strong concluding line (e.g., an apt quotation) that nicely sums up your response or puts the issue in a larger context.
We're Spendthrift Environmentalists
Eight out of 10 Americans regard themselves as environmentalists. Yet while we Americans comprise a mere 5% of the world's population, we consume an estimated 30% of its non-replenishable resources. So much of what we call environmentalism in this country, from recycling soda cans to petitioning Congress for wetlands preservation, represents little more than a clamorous sideshow to the far more painful issues at hand. We may be quick to take sides in political debates over environmental issues, but upon closer inspection we often are all on the same side in the larger ecological debate. Our voracious patterns of consumption engulf gadgetry addicted, fossil-fuel guzzling environmentalists and anti-environmentalists alike. The more single-mindedly we grab for that elusive, nirvana-like American Dream, the more inexorable the slippage in our quality of life. We suffer more stress-related illnesses now than ever before, while neglecting family and intimate relationships in our time consuming struggles to surpass the Joneses. America's most pressing ecological crisis stems from our societal addiction to consumerism. Our patterns of overconsumption reï¬?ect a dependency, a need for constantly whispering promises of untold bliss that mere goods simply cannot keep. This unbridled consumerism, editor Roger Rosenblatt notes in the book Consuming Desires, is â??threatening the ecological balance of our entire globe.â? In this holiday season of frenzied shop-til-you-drop spending, those of us who call ourselves environmentalists might just wish to take time out to reevaluate our personal patterns of consumption. What emotional or spiritual wounds do we really think that new item will heal? More to the point, what are the unspoken costs to the fragile, unreplenishable resources of this planet of our endless material acquisitions? And we Americans call ourselves environmentalists.View Full Posting Details