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

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

by Joseph Tobin
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807738863
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
Getting Beyond the Effects Paradigm3
The Beginnings of the Study6
The Research Design7
The Local Setting9
The Politics of Research10
Looking Awry at Children's Media Watching11
2Imitative Violence16
A Conversation About Imitative Violence17
A Bakhtinian Approach19
Answering Questions with Citations22
Why the Relentless Citationality?26
Children as Bricoleurs28
The Emptiness of the Concept of Imitative Violence28
Disturbing Images30
3Performing Gender31
Girls with Each Other and with Boys32
Gender Play34
Gendered Reactions to Violence and Special Effects36
Gender Wars44
Boy's Vulnerability50
4Race54
Racial Interpellation55
Contextualizing "Chinese Eyes"59
Written on the Body63
Theatricality64
Resistance and Solidarity67
Analyzing an Aporia70
Racial Politics at Koa71
Postscript75
5Colonialism80
The Textual Insights of Young Children84
What Children Do with Stereotypes87
Normativity89
A Taxonomy of Goodness and Badness90
Colonialism's Core Binaries91
6The Embattled Middle-Class Family114
Domesticity115
Niceness118
Industriousness and Ingenuity120
Bad Guys and Good Women127
The Dilemma of Middle-Class Masculinity130
The Danger of Womanless, Childless Men133
7Conclusion136
The Detective and the Psychoanalyst136
Interpretation as an Obsessive Act137
On Reading In138
The Research Context140
Literary and Poststructural Interpretation of Children's Talk143
The Media Effects Debate Revisited147
Local Kids, Global Culture148
References153
Index159
About the Author166

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