Good Guys Don't Wear Hats: Children's Talk About The Media / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807738863
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
Getting Beyond the Effects Paradigm 3
The Beginnings of the Study 6
The Research Design 7
The Local Setting 9
The Politics of Research 10
Looking Awry at Children's Media Watching 11
2 Imitative Violence 16
A Conversation About Imitative Violence 17
A Bakhtinian Approach 19
Answering Questions with Citations 22
Why the Relentless Citationality? 26
Children as Bricoleurs 28
The Emptiness of the Concept of Imitative Violence 28
Disturbing Images 30
3 Performing Gender 31
Girls with Each Other and with Boys 32
Gender Play 34
Gendered Reactions to Violence and Special Effects 36
Gender Wars 44
Boy's Vulnerability 50
4 Race 54
Racial Interpellation 55
Contextualizing "Chinese Eyes" 59
Written on the Body 63
Theatricality 64
Resistance and Solidarity 67
Analyzing an Aporia 70
Racial Politics at Koa 71
Postscript 75
5 Colonialism 80
The Textual Insights of Young Children 84
What Children Do with Stereotypes 87
Normativity 89
A Taxonomy of Goodness and Badness 90
Colonialism's Core Binaries 91
6 The Embattled Middle-Class Family 114
Domesticity 115
Niceness 118
Industriousness and Ingenuity 120
Bad Guys and Good Women 127
The Dilemma of Middle-Class Masculinity 130
The Danger of Womanless, Childless Men 133
7 Conclusion 136
The Detective and the Psychoanalyst 136
Interpretation as an Obsessive Act 137
On Reading In 138
The Research Context 140
Literary and Poststructural Interpretation of Children's Talk 143
The Media Effects Debate Revisited 147
Local Kids, Global Culture 148
References 153
Index 159
About the Author 166
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