Violence in Films: Three Preconditions for the Mimetic Effect

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The author tests the hypothesis of the cause-and-effect link between showing violence in the movies with its manifestations in real life as exemplified in Russian material and gives empirical evidence proving this hypothesis.

Tarasov Kirill A

PhD in Culturology, senior researcher at Cinema Sociology Department, Institute of Film Art; associate professor at the Department of Sociology

VGIK; Moscow State Institute of International Relations

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