In this book, originally published in 1985, British and North American geographers present original and challenging viewpoints on the media. The essays deal with a diverse content, ranging from the presentation of news to the nature of television programming and from rock music lyrics to film visions of the city.
1. Introduction: Place, the Media and Popular Culture Jacquelin Burgess and John R. Gold 2. Television in the Third World: A High Wind on Jamaica Peter Gould and Anne Lyew-Ayee 3. The Changing Concept of Place in the News Susan R. Brooker-Gross 4. Natural Hazards in Novels and Films: Implications for Hazard Perception and Behaviour Diana M. Liverman and Douglas R. Sherman 5. ‘The Truth is only known by Guttersnipes’ Bob Jarvis 6. From ‘Metropolis’ to ‘The City’: Film Visions of the Future City, 1919-1939 John R. Gold 8. Racism, Nationalism and the Creation of a Regional Myth: The Southern States After the American Civil War Catherine P. Silk and John A. Silk 9. News from Nowhere: The Press, the Riots and the Myth of the Inner City Jacquelin Burgess 10. News and the Dissemination of Fear Susan J. Smith