Same-Sex Marriage and the Popular Media Argumentative Essay by Top Papers

Same-Sex Marriage and the Popular Media
A look at how same-sex marriages are portrayed in the media.
# 139691 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Communication (Mass Media) , Hot Topics (Same-Sex Marriage)

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This paper explores the ways in which popular news media articles and sociological studies differ in form and content on the subject of same-sex marriage analysis. While same-sex marriages and coupledom are often compared with heterosexual marriages in both kinds of articles, sociological articles give a much more in depth and better contextualized account of the relationship between the two than do news accounts.

From the Paper:

"In the past few years, same-sex marriage has become an increasingly visible political issue in part due to its institutionalization in North America in two states, Massachusetts in 2004 and very recently California, in June 2008, and the country of Canada in 2005. As the incidence of same-sex marriage increases, so does its consideration by popular media and sociological studies. This paper will examine some of the ways in which sociologists have come to explore the relationships between same-sex and heterosexual marriages, as well as the ways in popular media outlets have dealt with the issue. That same-sex marriage seems to be gaining..."

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