After the Death of Childhood / Edition 1

After the Death of Childhood / Edition 1

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by David Buckingham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745619339

ISBN-13: 9780745619330

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Wiley

What will be the fate of childhood in the twenty-first century? Will children increasingly be living 'media childhoods', dominated by the electronic screen? Will their growing access to adult media help to abolish the distinctions between childhood and adulthood? Or will the advent of new media technologies widen the gaps between the generations still further?

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What will be the fate of childhood in the twenty-first century? Will children increasingly be living 'media childhoods', dominated by the electronic screen? Will their growing access to adult media help to abolish the distinctions between childhood and adulthood? Or will the advent of new media technologies widen the gaps between the generations still further?

In this book, David Buckingham provides a lucid and accessible overview of recent changes both in childhood and in the media environment. He refutes simplistic moral panics about the negative influence of the media, and the exaggerated optimism about the 'electronic generation'. In the process, he points to the challenges that are posed by the proliferation of new technologies, the privatization of the media and of public space, and the polarization between media-rich and media-poor. He argues that children can no longer be excluded or protected from the adult world of violence, commercialism and politics; and that new strategies and policies are needed in order to protect their rights as citizens and as consumers.

Based on extensive research, After the Death of Childhood takes a fresh look at well-established concerns about the effects of the media on children. It offers a challenging and refreshing approach to the perennial concerns of researchers, parents, educators, media producers and policy-makers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745619330
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
152.89(w) x 229.10(h) x 16.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Introduction

1 In Search of the Child 3

Part I

2 The Death of Childhood 21

3 The Electronic Generation 41

Part II

4 Changing Childhoods 61

5 Changing Media 80

6 Changing Paradigms 103

Part III

7 Children Viewing Violence 123

8 Children as Consumers 145

9 Children as Citizens 168

Conclusion

10 Children’s Media Rights 191

Notes 208

References 223

Index 241

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