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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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Editorial Reviews

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'This is a mightily impressive book. David Buckingham surveys a great swathe of claims about children and their relations with the media, and confronts them with the solid array of real research. He then boldly addresses a series of living issues: from censorship for children to children's citizenship. You don't have to agree with every argument he makes or position he arrives at to recognise that this is a work of exceptional range and rich intelligence.' Martin Barker, University of Sussex

'After the Death of Childhood is an excellent summary and critique of the hype surrounding childhood and the media at the dawn of the 21st century. It debates issues with great flair and utmost clarity and draws conclusions that are of vital importance not only to educators and to those in the media, who should take Buckingham's message very seriously, but to all interested and informed adults.' Valerie Walkerdine, Foundation Professor of Critical Psychology at University of Western Sydney, Australia

'An overview of changes both in childhood and the media environment, based on extensive research ... He raises some important issues and dispels some fears.' CY Magazine

'Buckingham addresses the relationship between children and the media by focusing on both the changing patterns of media and the changing nature of childhood.' Reference and Research Book News

'This is an important and engaging book that will prove informative and challenging to literacy and English educators. It places the work on children and the media in historical context and suggests a way forward for research and policy developments.' Journal of Early Childhood Literacy

'a valuable addition to the ongoing debates over children and modern-day society' British Educational Research Journal

In refuting the extremes of, on the one hand, moral panics about the negative influence of media on children, and, on the other, the overreaching optimism of the "electronic generation," Buckingham (education, U. of London) examines the challenges of new technologies, the privatization of the media and of public space, and the polarization between the media-rich and the 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 to protect children's rights as citizens and consumers. Buckingham addresses the relationship between children and the media by focusing on both the changing patterns of media and the changing nature of childhood. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745619330
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,217,405
  • Product dimensions: 152.89 (w) x 229.10 (h) x 16.20 (d)

Meet the Author

David Buckingham is Reader in Education, Institute of Education, University of London.

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Table of Contents


1. In Search of the Child.

Part I:.

2. The Death of Childhood.

3. The Electronic Generation.

Part II:.

4. Changing Childhoods.

5. Changing Media.

6. Changing Paradigms.

Part III:.

7. Children Viewing Violence.

8. Children as Consumers.

9. Children as Citizens.


10. Children's Media Rights.




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    Lol *smiles at you*

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