Sissela Bok Quote

Regardless of how often the appetite for entertainment violence becomes addictive, increased exposure does risk further desensitizing viewers. And the element of pleasure that they derive may lead them to regard violence as a more acceptable way of dealing with problems, and victimization as more tolerable so long as it befalls others, not themselves.


Mayhem: Violence As Public Entertainment (1998)

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Regardless of how often the appetite for entertainment violence becomes addictive, increased exposure does risk further desensitizing viewers. And...

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Regardless of how often the appetite for entertainment violence becomes addictive, increased exposure does risk further desensitizing viewers. And...

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Regardless of how often the appetite for entertainment violence becomes addictive, increased exposure does risk further desensitizing viewers. And...

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Regardless of how often the appetite for entertainment violence becomes addictive, increased exposure does risk further desensitizing viewers. And...