Children and Television: A Global Perspective / Edition 1

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Overview

This book offers an integrative view on children and television from the accumulated global literature in this field of the last 50 years, drawing on a diverse spectrum of research. combining both the American and European traditions. Children and Television features an international approach, balancing the need to contextualize television in children's lives in their unique cultural spaces, as well as searching for universal understandings that hold true for children around the world.

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Editorial Reviews

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“An integrated analysis of research from all over the worldon interrelationships between children and television in variousnational cultural contexts… Her book profits from her work inthree areas of the world (the US, Europe, and Israel) [and] fromher 25 years of research on this subject… Recommended.”CHOICE

"Dafna Lemish offers up an overview of everything you everwanted to know about children and television."
Video Age


"Children and Television
is a very nicely crafted textthat
chronicles the integration of television into the lives ofchildren and their
families over the past 50 years. Given its accessible style,the text
should have appeal within the academic community and amongthe lay
public. In fact, the latter stand to gain the most in termsof better
understanding, from a scientifically substantiated vantagepoint, of how
television has fit into children's lives today and how itwill prepare them
for the inevitable integration of more sophisticated mediaforms into
their lives tomorrow." PsycCRITIQUES

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405144186
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,488,600
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dafna Lemish is Editor of Journal of Children and Media and Professor of the Department of Communication at Tel Aviv University. Among others, she co-authored The Make-Believe Worlds of Children: When Harry Potter met Pokémon in Disneyland and co-edited Children and Media in Times of War and Conflict. She has been studying children and television for 25 years in the USA, Europe and Israel, and has worked on the early socialization of television viewing, the effects of television violence, cultivation of stereotypes, development of television literacy, construction of gender identities, and the role of television in children's lives during the Iraq war.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

1. The Home of Television Viewing.

2. Television and Individual Development.

3. Television and the Behavior of Children.

4. Television and the Social Construction of Reality.

5. Television and Learning.

6. Implications for Education and Policy.

7. Conclusion: Growing up in a Global Screen Culture.

Recommended Sources for Additional Readings.

References.

Index.

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