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Overview

With authors Victor C. Strasburger, Barbara J. Wilson, and Amy B. Jordan at the lead, an introduction by Dorothy G. Singer, and contributed chapters by Edward Donnerstein, Jeanne B. Funk, and Robert McCannon, the Second Edition of Children, Adolescents, and the Media boasts a scholarly all-star cast. These authorities in the field provide a comprehensive, research-oriented treatment of how children and adolescents interact with the media. Grounded in the media effects tradition, they target areas that are most controversial and at the heart of debates about mass media and public health. Each chapter reviews the latest findings as well as groundbreaking studies in such areas as advertising, violence, video games, sexuality, drugs, music, and the Internet. Each chapter is also liberally sprinkled with illustrations, examples from the media, policy debates, and real-life instances of media impact.
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Editorial Reviews

John P. Murray
β€œIt is clearly written to be accessible for a vast array of audiences-from undergrads, to grad students, to industryprofessionals. In this sense, the new edition is truly "media education for all "-all reasons, allseasons, and all audiences. It is heartening to see the compilation of research and the careful writing that is displayed in this text. It isdestined to be a classic teaching and research tool for students and professionals.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412944670
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/3/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor C. Strasburger is Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico. He graduated from Yale College, where he studied fiction writing with Robert Penn Warren, and from Harvard Medical School. He trained at the Children's Hospital in Seattle, St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and the Boston Children's Hospital. He has authored more than 160 articles and papers and 12 books on the subject of adolescent medicine and the effects of television on children and adolescents. In 2000, he was recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Adele Delenbaugh Hofmann Award for outstanding lifetime achievement in Adolescent Medicine and the Holroyd-Sherry Awrd for outstanding achievement in public health and the media. He is a consultant to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Communications, has served as a consultant to the National PTA and the American Medical Association on the subject of children and television, and lectures frequently throughout the country.

Barbara J. Wilson is the Executive Vice Provost of Faculty and Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and also the Kathryn Lee Baynes Dallenbach Professor in the Department of Communication at UIUC. Her research focuses on the social and psychological effects of the media on youth. She is coauthor of three book volumes of the National Television Violence Study (1997–1998).She also co-edited the Handbook of Children, Media, and Development (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008), and has published over 100 articles, chapters, and technical reports on media effects and their implications for media policy. She currently serves on the editorial boards of five academic journals, including Media Psychology and the Journal of Media and Children. In 2008, she was elected as Fellow of the International Communication Association. She has served as a research consultant for Nickelodeon, the National Association of Television Program Executives, Discovery Channel Pictures, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Dorothy G. Singer Singer, Dorothy G.

1 Children and Adolescents: Unique Audiences 1

2 Advertising 43

3 Educational Media 99

4 Prosocial Effects of Media 117

5 Media Violence 145

6 Sexuality and the Media 211

7 Drugs and the Media 279

8 Rock Music and Music Videos 335

9 Eating and Eating Disorders 375

10 Video Games Jeanne B. Funk Funk, Jeanne B. 435

11 The Internet Edward Donnerstein Donnerstein, Edward 471

12 The Family and Media 499

13 Media Literacy/Media Education: Solution to Big Media? Robert McCannon McCannon, Robert 519

Author Index 571

Subject Index 593

About the Authors 613

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