Children Talking Television

Children Talking Television

by David Buckingham University of London Institute of Education.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750701099

ISBN-13: 9780750701099

Pub. Date: 03/30/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Is television harmful to children? Does it destroy imagination, provode delinquency and violence, undermine family life and have other detrimental effects on children?; The author, himself a parent, teacher and researcher investigates the complex ways in which children actively make meaning and take pleasure from television. Chapters cover the popular debates about

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Is television harmful to children? Does it destroy imagination, provode delinquency and violence, undermine family life and have other detrimental effects on children?; The author, himself a parent, teacher and researcher investigates the complex ways in which children actively make meaning and take pleasure from television. Chapters cover the popular debates about children and television from a general and academic perspective. The characteristics of children's talk about television are explored, as children interact with other children and other family members in "family viewing" sessions.; Key concepts which inform children's talk about television are investigated i. e. genre, narrative, character, modality, and agency. Finally, conclusions are presented and issues outlined for further research.; Drawing on theories and ideas developed within media and cultural studies, English, education, psychology, sociology, linguistics and other related areas, this book will be useful to both students and teachers in the field, and to the general reader with an interest in children and the media.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750701099
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/30/1993
Series:
Critical Perspectives on Literary and Education Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Transcription Conventions
List of Tables
Introduction
1Children and Television: The Context of Research and Debate3
2Rethinking Television Literacy20
Introduction: Making Sense of Television Talk39
3What are Words Worth?: Interpreting Children's Talk about Television42
4Talking about Television: Relations, Subjects and Contents60
5Family Viewing: Text and Context102
Introduction: Elements of Television Literacy131
6Sorting Out TV: Categorization and Genre135
7(Re)telling Stories: Versions of Narrative156
8The Self and Others: Reading Television People184
9Beyond the Magic Window: Children's Judgments of the Reality of Television217
10Hidden Persuaders?: Advertising, Resistance and Pleasure242
11Television, the Audience and the Academy: The Politics and Practice of Audience Research265
12Television, Language and Learning: Implications for Media Education281
References298
Index315

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